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    Flags Ordered Lowered in Memory of Border Patrol Agent Rosas

    Killers of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas Still At Large; One May Be Injured - HispanicBusiness.com

    Killers of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas Still At Large; One May Be Injured

    July 24, 2009


    The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the culprits in Thursday's shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Eastern San Diego County.

    Agent Robert Rosas, Jr., 30, was in the remote area near the border fence when the shooting occurred, according to the LA Times. It was the first killing of a Border Patrol agent in 10 years.

    Authorities say they believe several people participated in the struggle, and that Rosas apparently died outside his vehicle.

    In a statement Friday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she is devoting full resources to bringing the gunmen to justice.

    "I want to commend those in the law enforcement and first responder community in Southern California for so quickly responding to the scene and attempting to save Agent Rosas' life," she said. "His death is a vivid reminder that we are engaged in a serious effort to secure our border and that thousands of Border Patrol agents and other DHS employees risk their lives every single day to protect and defend our nation."

    Authorities on Mexico's side of the border are also searching for suspects.

    Authorities believe one of the suspects was seriously injured in the struggle and is seeking medical help in either Mexico or the United States, according to the Associated Press.

    The AP reported that Rosas had gone out to check on a suspicious group, and had radioed in for some backup. When he arrived, the group scattered, and he followed some of the suspects. Other agents said they heard gunshots shortly after losing radio contact with Rosas around 9 p.m. They later found Rosas, who had been shot in the head, according to the AP.
    Flags Ordered Lowered in Memory of Border Patrol Agent Rosas
    July 28, 2009

    Secretary Napolitano today ordered that all U.S. and DHS flags at department facilities be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, July 31, in honor of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas. Agent Rosas was shot and killed by unidentified assailants on July 23 after responding to suspicious activity near Campo, Calif.

    Border Patrol Agent Rosas honored at vigil

    Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas is survived by his wife Rosie, and two children. Funeral services will be held in El Centro on Friday at 9:00 a.m.

    For those who wish to help the surviving family members out. A memorial account has been established through Cabrillo Credit Union; Account Number; 186716-02.
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    If anyone is interested in sending condolences to the family, send me a P.M.
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    May Agent Rosas R.I.P., and I hope his death does not go unanswered.
    The death penalty should be awaiting the dirtbags involved.
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    It's dangerous duty being out there alone. It's too bad they aren't funded enough to be in pairs.

    I wonder how many more we will lose.

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    My prayers went this agent.

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    Where is Col. Askins when we need him?

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    Lousy thing about the BP agent, but can a Secretary order US Flags to half mast??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Free American View Post
    Lousy thing about the BP agent, but can a Secretary order US Flags to half mast??
    Yes, she can order them lowered to half-mast at all DHS department facilities.

    Whenever one of our agents in killed in the line of duty, the director will order flags lowered.

    When I was at FLETC, one of our agents was killed while conducting air interdiction. The agency lowered flags.

    Another time when I was at FLETC, one of our U.S. Marshalls died during P.T. He was only 38 years old, and he had an undiagnosed heart condition. His classmates at the Academy performed CPR to no avail. All flags were lowered.

    Here is a picture of Agent Robert Rosas:

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