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Patrol Inspector Augustin De La Pena

United States Department of Labor - Immigration Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, August 3, 1925

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Reflections for Patrol Inspector Augustin De La Pena

I work for the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station. Yesterday, on his 97th anniversary, we located the cemetery and grave of Patrol Inspector De La Pena. We plan to do some cleaning and improvements to the site.

If any relatives of his are on here and have any stories or further details on Agustine, feel free to look me up.

Special Operations Supervisor
U.S. B. P.

August 4, 2022

Thanks for your sacrifice and willingness to help others--it says a lot about who you were. I'm glad to see you have many ancestors who honor your service, sacrifice and duty to this great nation.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

August 3, 2022

Great-Uncle Augustin died serving his country and I firmly believe his heroic action saved the lives of his partner and others at the scene. Never forgotten!

Cdr. Fernando Flores (Retired)
Illinois State Police

August 12, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 3, 2020

Inspector De La Pena,
On today, the 95th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Patrol. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA

United States BorderPatrol

August 3, 2020

Thank you for the ultimate Sacrifice. You left behind a wife and 9 children. You were my greatgrandmothers brother. We have always spoken of you and to this day remember your memory. Rest in eternal peace always Uncle Agustin--Rest easy End of Watch August 3, 1925

Letisa Pena Rendon
Great Uncle

September 13, 2019

Thank you for your service. You are related to me somehow. My grandfather on my dad's side was Jesus De La Peña and was from the Rio Grand Valley. He is burried in the same cemetery as you. He died in the 1950s. My dad, Jesus De La Peña, Jr was 9 when his dad passed away. Everyone has passed away in his immediate family. My dad is his only child still alive. I was looking for family history and I came across this story. I see the family resemblance (as the De La Peña genes are strong) I've visited your town and have met some family members. I thank you for all your service and sacrifice to our great nation. I will keep your memory alive as I share your valiant story with our family. God rest your soul and rest in peace.

Gloria De La Peña
Cousin, don't know how many "greats" to put in front of

September 5, 2019

As we approach the 94th anniversary of his death his memory is still strong! We will never forget! I’d love to hear from my distant relatives.

Commander (Ret) Fernando Flores
Illinois State Police

June 18, 2019

As we approach the 94th anniversary of his death his memory is still strong! We will never forget! I’d love to hear from my distant relatives.

Commander (Ret) Fernando Flores
Illinois State Police

June 18, 2019

I always think of him-He was my great grandmothers brother. I reflect on his memory to many and of the stories that the family handed down. A brave man and officer of the law. Rest in peace great uncle. You are still a hero to all of us in the family..

Letisia Pena Rendon
Great Uncle

December 2, 2017

Although it has been 92 years since my Great Uncle's (my Grandmother Eva's brother) death his memory and his service to this country will never be forgotten.

Commander (Ret) Fernando Flores
Illinois State Police

August 3, 2017

Rest in Peace Patrol Inspector Augustin De La Pena. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Ancestors and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 3, 2016

Another year and I still visit this memorial to honor my relative Augustin.

County Supervisor
Great great nephew, mother's grandmother's brother

August 7, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

Uncle Augustine, You are missed and always in our hearts and prayers

Cynthia Meinen
great uncle on mother's side

November 7, 2012

Always thinking about you....

Scott A. Schlefstein
My great great uncle on my great grandmother's side

July 15, 2011

In memory of my uncle who gave his life. I have this picture in original size with his wife, who bravely carried on after his death.

Cynthia Meinen de la Pena
great great uncle

February 2, 2008

You died before I was able to meet you. I want to thank you for your courage. Your sister, who was my grandmother spoke of you, she loved you and I remember her words.

Maria Elena Gauna
my grandmother's brother

July 6, 2007

This is my great-uncle on my mother's side. The story I have of the incident from our family history papers, tells us a more detailed story of what happened.

RIP Augustin... another August is coming and I will take a moment to remember you. My mother keeps the story, as told by her grandmother of what happened on that day in 1925.

I carried this story with me for a long time and will always regard your memory with great honor.

Thank you Border Patrol agents who left messages here. My family appreciates it.

Scott S. (Great-Nephew)
Family of Augustin ((I'm also former LE)

July 5, 2007

Inspector De La Pena,
I would like to say thank you for your sevice and sacrifice for our Country and the Patrol. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA


April 9, 2007

I wanted to remind both you and your family that we do not forget our own.

SPA Thomas K. Kimbriel

November 28, 2006

Another year has past, rest in peace brother.


August 2, 2005

Rest in peace brother.

US Border Patrol

August 2, 2004

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