Scholarships Awarded to Slain Agent's Children

Agent was found dead in Campo in June

By Eric S. Page
|  Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009  |  Updated 12:16 PM PDT
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The children of fallen Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas had a bittersweet day on Tuesday.

The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation presented $60,000 in scholarship bonds to his two children at the Campo Border Patrol Station where Rosas worked.

The 30-year-old agent was shot eight times. His body was discovered the night of July 23 in Campo, Calif.,without a pulse. Officials said he left his car with the ignition on while pursuing three suspected illegal immigrants.
  
Chargers players and foundation officials made the presentation on Tuesday. The event marked the fourth scholarship bond presentation from the foundation to the children of fallen Border Patrol agents, totaling more than $180,000.

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