U.S. Customs and Border Protection Media Advisory

I just got this in an e-mail from Horsepuckies:

In a message dated 7/27/2009 6:34:08 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  Jeff of the San Diego Minutemen writes:

See attached Media Advisory below.

  Jeff sent this media advisory out just about the time I got off the phone with BP Public Affairs.
 I was told that the Friday services would not be open to the public.  The following is the address that Jeff sent out for donations to the family and below that you will find another address where cards ,letters flowers etc should be sent.


 Cabrillo Credit Union
358 East H Street, Ste. 603
Chula Vista, CA 91910

BPA Robert W. Rosas
Bank Account # 186716-02
 San Diego sector Border Patrol
 2411 Boswell Road
 Chula Vista ,Ca. 91914
ATTN: Rosas  C/O Public Affairs

July 27, 2009

Contact: San Diego Sector
Public Affairs Office
(619) 216-4182

Memorial Services for Border Patrol Agent
Killed in the Line of Duty

EL CENTRO, Calif. – Memorial Services for fallen Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas will take place on Friday, July 31, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., at Southwest High School, located at 2001 Ocotillo Drive, El Centro, California 92243. 

On July 23, 2009, Agent Rosas was shot and killed by unidentified assailants near Campo, California, after responding to suspicious activity in an area notorious for alien and drug smuggling.

The Border Patrol ceremony involves customary law enforcement services including: Border Patrol Honor Guard, folded flag presentation, 21 gun salute, echo taps, bagpipers, riderless horse, missing man fly-over, and dispatch last call.

Interment services will be held immediately following the Memorial at Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro, California.

Public Viewings for Agent Rosas will take place on July 30th, 2009, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Faith Assembly Church, located at 320 South J Street, Imperial, California 92251.

Event:            Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas Memorial Service
Participants:        Rosas family, U.S. Border Patrol, other law enforcement agencies
Date/Time:          July 31, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.
Location:         Southwest High School, 2001 Ocotillo Drive, El Centro, CA 92243
Interment:        Evergreen Cemetery, 201 East Gillett Street, El Centro, CA 92243
A memorial account has been established for Agent Rosas and his family through Cabrillo Credit Union:  Account Number: 186716-02

Cabrillo Credit Union                    1-800-222-7455
10075 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite 120        (858) 547-7400
San Diego, CA 92131-1107


Statement by U. S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Jayson Ahern on Death of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas

(Friday, July 24, 2009)

Washington – “Last night, Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar and I were devastated to learn about the senseless killing of one of our young Border Patrol Agents, Robert Rosas. Agent Rosas’ murder is a tragic reminder of the ever-present dangers CBP officers, Air & Marine and Border Patrol agents face as they protect our nation’s borders.

Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas.
Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas.

“By his service and sacrifice, Agent Rosas joins a long line of law enforcement officers and agents who have served—and died—in the law enforcement tradition of honor, valor and dedication to duty.

“The FBI, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, our brothers and sisters in ICE, and the government of Mexico all are working with CBP in an international effort to locate and bring to justice the perpetrators of this atrocious act.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rosas family at this time —and always—and they have our solemn promise that we will do everything possible to find—and bring to justice—those responsible for this heinous crime.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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