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Border patrol agent killed near Mexican border buried in El Centro

About 4,000 people came to the memorial service for Robert Rosas, who was remembered as a family man. Mexican authorities have detained five men in connection with the case.

August 01, 2009|Associated Press

A Border Patrol agent who was slain in a rugged, remote area along the Mexican border was buried in El Centro on Friday after being remembered as a family man who dreamed that his 2-year-old son would follow in his footsteps.

About 4,000 people packed a memorial service for Robert Rosas, 30, who was found dead on the night of July 23 in Campo, about 60 miles east of San Diego.

Rosas' wife of two years, Rosalie, told the crowd in a statement read by a relative that her husband had talked of dancing with their daughter at her wedding and attending their son's graduation from the Border Patrol Academy.

The FBI has not publicly identified any suspects and is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

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