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Border Patrol Agent Jose Angel Nava

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, January 7, 1995

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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Jose Angel Nava

Miss you alot Joe. We were both Agents at Brackettville, TX USBP Station. I remember the tough times during the shift. You didn't want to quit until you were exhausted, which you were at the end of 10 hours. We carpooled alot, had great family cookouts. I transferred to another state and heard of your death. RIP. You were a great friend.

Chris Stinner RET. USBP

March 29, 2020

Agent Nava,
On today, the 25th 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.


United States Border Patrol

January 7, 2020

Agent Nava,
On today, the 25th 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.


United States Border Patrol

January 7, 2020

Rest in peace Border Patrol Agent Nava.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 30, 2019

I was working with you the night you died, we checked one last train together........I never forgot you buddy.

Retired BPA
US Border Patrol

January 6, 2016

So sorry for this loss of a hero! Can anyone please tell me if Jose had a son by the name of Joel?


March 6, 2015

Today, is another year and I miss you so much my dear husband. Rest In Peace and until we see each other again.

your wife that loves you always.

Rosy M. Nava

January 7, 2014

May you rest in peace. In this christmas we know that you are here in spirit with us. Love always

Rosy M. Nava

December 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2010

Agent Nava it has been 15 years and it seems like yesterday , your sacrifice, your dedication, your loyalty to your job. you always said that if you were going to die you would die doing what you liked. God took you so soon but my love for you remains in my heart. You are never forgotten and I carry your love in my heart and your memory of what a wonderful man you were.
your wife,
Rosy Nava

rosy nava

June 9, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 18, 2008



January 1, 2008

I did not know you, but I serve at your first station. I have become a chaplain to help families and friends of agents like yourself who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you. Your memory will not be forgotten.

SPA Chaplain
U.S. Border Patrol

August 29, 2007

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

May 19, 2007

Agent Nava, thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten! Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

February 21, 2007

May you Rest in Peace.

January 6, 2007

Agent Nava,
On this, the tenth anniversary of your death, I would like say thank you for your service to our Country and to the Patrol.

Border Patrol Agent


January 7, 2005

Rest is peace brother.


January 6, 2005

I was on duty in el paso when i heard of you death. I worked with several guys who knew you when you were in el paso. they had nothing but good things to say about you. god bless you.

ex border patrol

September 10, 2004

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