Border Patrol Agent Enrique Rositas Jr. passed away on July 11, 2020. The circumstances were reviewed by an executive panel and the CBP Commissioner who agreed that this death occurred in the line of duty. Agent Rositas will be remembered for his diligent service to the nation and for his bravery in the face of danger.
BPA Rositas was assigned to the McAllen Station, Rio Grande Valley Sector, where he served as a primary field training officer, collateral duty safety officer, certified ATV rider, a member of the Horse Patrol Unit, and vice-president of the McAllen Station Morale, Welfare and Recreation Association. He began his career with the United States Border Patrol on September 8, 1997 after serving nearly 12 years in the United States Air Force attaining the rank of staff sergeant.
During his nearly 23-year career, BPA Rositas was known to many as "the very essence of what a USBP agent should be," and "was a loving husband and father who often spoke about his kids with such pride and joy."
BPA Rositas is survived by his wife and two children.