On Thursday, July 23, 2009, Border Patrol Agent Robert W. Rosas of the Campo Station was murdered while performing his duties.
Agent Rosas was responding to suspicious activity in an area notorious for alien and drug smuggling when he was shot and killed by unidentified assailants. The murder occurred in a remote border area near Campo, California.
Agent Robert W. Rosas, Jr. began his career with the Border Patrol when he entered on duty May 22, 2006, as a member of the 621st Session of the Border Patrol Academy. He had been assigned to the Campo Station in the San Diego Sector since his graduation from the Academy. Agent Rosas was 30 years old at the time of his death, and he leaves behind a wife and two children.