Border Patrol Agent to have highway named in his honor

San Diego Border Patrol agent Robert Rosas, Jr. who was murdered by illegal aliens nearly three years ago will have a portion of Interstate 8 dedicated to his memory.

A ceremony was held at the Campo Border Patrol Station last weekend to dedicate a stretch of the Interstate 8 east of San Diego. Agent Rosas was slain in the line of duty near the international border with Mexico on July 23, 2009.

To preserve Agent Rosas’ memory, “representatives from the U.S. Border Patrol, Local Border Patrol 1613 Union, Caltrans, SoCal Patriots, and California State Senator Joel Anderson’s office gathered to announce the renaming of a portion of Interstate 8 between San Diego and the Imperial Valley.”

According to CBP officials, part of the ceremony included placing signs along the busy freeway to remember BP Agent Robert Rosas’ memory. Members of Agent Rosas’ immediate and extended family, including his widow and two children were on hand for the special ceremony.

Campo Border Patrol Station Acting Patrol Agent in Charge Richard Gordon said, “This is a very special occasion and a fitting tribute to ensure that our Border Patrol family member and friend, Robert Rosas, is never forgotten.”

The special signs will remind commuters on Interstate 8 on a daily basis to remember the fallen agent who died protecting America’s international borders. “For Border Patrol agents who see Robert’s name on their way to work, it will be a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that he made and of the dangers Border Patrol agents face on a daily basis,” the ceremony finished.

For more stories; http://www.examiner.com/homeland-security-in-national/kimberly-dvorak

© Copyright 2012 Kimberly Dvorak All Rights Reserved.

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