Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent George M. Montoya

United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1988

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Reflections for Special Agent George M. Montoya

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 5, 2021

Special Agent Montoya will never ever be forgotten. May his soul forever rest in peace in Heaven.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 15, 2018

In loving memory of my dear friend, George. You are remembered every day. I know you live in eternal peace, and love. You will always to remembered.

Always, your friend,


February 25, 2018

Agent Montoya,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just when you served with the DEA but also for your service with the U.S. Border Patrol as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow BPA

United States Border Patrol

February 5, 2017

I was George Montoya's PT instructor when he attended the Border Patrol Academy at FLETC. I remember a quiet man who could burst out in laughter and make all of us laugh. Never fell out on the long the long 3 mile runs. Class joke. Rest in peace my brother.

Senior Special Agent Valentin Andrade
Homeland Security

February 5, 2015

Today, 27 years ago in Monterey Park, CA those of us in Los Angeles Investigations lost a friend, a former co-worker and an outstanding law enforcement officer. May George continue to rest in peace. Gone but not forgotten.

Donald R. McDole, SSA (Retired)
US I&NS (Retired)

February 5, 2015

George and Paul

Its been 26 years today. It is noon on February 5th. The same time as it happened. Both of you remain in my thoughts. Both of you have had an impact on so many lives. It seems like only yesterday that the nightmare came about.

I miss both of you and feel for your families that have been left behind.

Bill Risen, Lieutenant, Retired
Monterey Park Police Department

February 5, 2014

George will Always be
remembered. It has been 25 years, since you gave your life.
I Remember Every day. May God bless your memory and your Family. Peace, always.
David Lindsay

David Lindsay

December 18, 2013

My Dear friend George, a day does not pass without you in my thoughts. Our friendship goes back to our High School, college days. You were such a good, caring person. We had some wonderful laughs, your humor was infectious to all, as was your serious side. I considered you my Best friend. Your love of life, family and professionalism in your chosen field will and still inspires us all. I know God has a Special place for you and you will forever live in Our hearts. Buddy, it's been 23 years since you gave your life in the line of duty, may your memory live in our hearts forever. You taught me what friendship is all about. God bless your eternal life. May your memory who all that knew you live forever.


March 22, 2011

I was nine when you were taken from us, yet you influenced me to "grow up" and be a cop...Thank you

Police Officer

February 23, 2011

To my friend and partner,

It does not seem possible that 23 years have past since we set out to conduct a two pound heroin buy/bust operation. The memories of that day are forever etched into my memory as if they occurred yesterday.

I have grown from a young Monterey Park Police Officer just starting his career into a supervisor heading toward the later years of a law enforcement journey. Through out, you have and will continue to have a profound influence on me.

There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you and Paul. Your courage, bravery, and sacrafice have always inspired me and will never be forgotten. It has taught me to look out for my partners, to ensure the safety of my officers, and to have the courage to speak up even it may not be popular to do so.

Your family should know that your memory is alive each day that I go to work. You continue to inspire me to be the best police officer possible and your memory remains ever bright in the many officers who have learned of your story during the past two decades.

You will always be a hero to me. May God Bless you and grant you the peace that you have earned.

Lt. Roger Murphy
Los Angeles Police Department

February 5, 2011


I'm 57 years old today (9/26/1951) and I remember back 30 years ago when we attended the Border Patrol Academy together at FLETC Glynco, Georgia. After graduation, fifteen of our classmates entered on duty at the Chula Vista Border Patrol Sector. I was very surprised that you left the Border Patrol and joined the DEA, nevertheless, I was proud of your accomplishments. I just want to say thank you for being such a good friend and good-bye. I'll see you soon...


U.S. Border Patrol / Classmate 130th session

September 26, 2009

To the family and friends of Special Agent George Montoya and his fellow officers with the DEA:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to George's memory on the twenty-first anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service George gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 6, 1988.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 6, 2009

I discussed this event today with one of my former recruits (now one of my best officers), who was with the DEA that day. You are most certainly not forgotten.

May You Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

February 6, 2008

I discussed this event today with one of my former recruits (now one of my best officers), who was with the DEA that day. You are most certainly not forgotten.

May You Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

February 6, 2008

Today on the 20th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for those you left behind to mourn.
Rest in peace Special Agent you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

February 5, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 2008

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 19, 2008



September 30, 2007

You went way too young--thank you for trying so hard.

DEA, Retired

November 10, 2005

God's Peace to you Brother

Morton Grove Police Dept.

April 11, 2005

No crisp uniform of honor did he wear
Nor golden badge of glory did his chest bear
Only troubling thoughts of money, guns and drugs
Fighting back the tears as he collected his nightly hugs

In this secret life he chose, he clearly was the best
But his uneasy path was much different then the rest
He knelt in prayer with his family at night
Before he quietly went out to carry on his fight

They kept a scrapbook of his many feats
But his true worth is not captured on these sheets
He knew that he was a soldier in a losing war
And his return to those who love him was unsure

His futile fight to save a city block by block
Resulted one night in that tragic knock
His friends sadly called upon his loving wife
With a tearful message of how he lost his life

One last time his brothers gave him praise
But only half way up Old Glory did they raise
And in the end the bugler played his solemn tune
With prayers that his soul will enter soon

God bless you, brave warrior!

Private citizen
U. S. A.

October 17, 2004

Rest in peace blue angel...

God speed...

January 9, 2004

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