Border Agent Robert Rosas: EOW – July 23, 2009
Beloved husband and father, Border Agent Robert Rosas is survived by his wife and two small children.
“U.S. Border Agent Robert Rosas was killed in the line of duty, Campo, CA – at the U.S. Mexico border fence – on July 23, 2009. The death of Agent Rosas, at the hands of illegal aliens, crossing the border is a murder that was committed in Campo, CA, but perpetrated in Washington, D.C., by our government not securing the border, by our government not securing the interior of the United States,” Raymond Herrera said.
“The failure of the federal government to stem the illegal alien intrusion on U.S. soil, has emboldened illegal aliens along the U.S. Mexico border,” Herrera said.
Multiple illegal border crossers are suspected shooters in the case. Mexican teen Christian Daniel Castro-Alvarez, 17 – who testified that he lured Agent Rosas out of his vehicle – pleaded guilty to the execution-styled murder, and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Two illegal border crossers, suspects in the murder investigation, remain at large. http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/30/local/la-me-0430-agent-killed-20100430
“We will honor Agent Rosas’ memory by raising the awareness of the plight of Border Agent Robert Rosas’ family, his wife and children, and celebrate the life of an American hero,” Herrera said. “We invite everyone to join us in Temecula – to honor this courageous border agent who gave his life for his country.”
After a memorial program, a candlelight vigil, dedicated to the slain border agent, will be staged in front of the Temecula Duck Pond Park, honoring the second anniversary of the date of his death.
“Agent Rosas is an American hero,” Herrera said. “It is with sorrow and gratitude that we will honor our fallen hero.”
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Location: In front of the Temecula Duck Pond Park
28250 Rancho California Road