(Memory of Robert Rosas is alive)…That was very evident by the participation in the 4th Annual Robert Rosas Memorial Relay Run.
It was held Tuesday evening and ended Wednesday morning, traveling the 68 miles. Border Patrol agent Rosas was ambushed and shot to death July 23, 2009, in the brush near Campo. The relay began at that site and ended at Evergreen Cemetery, where Agent Rosas is buried. The 6-year-old son of Robert and Rosalie, Mathew, ran 2.55 miles of the relay in honor of his father’s call sign. Matthew ran the last mile of the relay into the cemetery carrying his father’s memorial coin. The relay is organized every year by the San Diego Sector Border Patrol, with participants from several other Sectors, including the El Centro Sector. Rosas, an Imperial Valley native, was working out of the San Diego Sector at the time of his death.