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Border Patrol Agent Robert Wimer Rosas, Jr. | United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Agent

Robert Wimer Rosas, Jr.

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years

Badge # C255

Cause: Gunfire

Location: California

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 40 years

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Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas was shot and killed while on patrol near Campo, California, at approximately 9:15 pm. He was shot multiple times from ambush after exiting his patrol vehicle on the Shockey Truck Trail along the border.

A group of five armed men had traveled in Mexico to the U.S.-Mexico border with the intent of robbing a Border Patrol agent. Three of the men crossed into the United States while the remaining two men remained in Mexico to act as lookouts.

The three men who crossed into the United States setup and ambush and lured Agent Rosas out of his vehicle. He was shot multiple times before the men robbed him of his gear bag, handcuffs, firearm, and night vision goggles.

Responding agents located him suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Four of the five suspects, including the 17-year-old believed to have shot Agent Rosas, have been apprehended. The suspect who fired the shots was sentenced to 40 years in prison. One suspect remains at large.

Agent Rosas had served with the Border Patrol for three years. He is survived by his wife, 2-year-old son, and 11-month-old daughter.

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It is an honor to make this donation in your name Robert Rosas Jr. and to remember your life and your sacrifice in service to your country. May your family carry on your legacy.

Don Caton, 1LT USAF Spec Ops and USAR Airborne
In Memory of Robert Rosas, Jr. July 23, 2009.
November 25, 2014

 

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