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Statement by Secretary Napolitano on Today's Guilty Plea in the Case of Murdered Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas

Release Date: 
November 20, 2009

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

"Today's guilty plea makes it clear that those who harm our brave men and women in uniform will be swiftly brought to justice and punished. I am confident that any others involved in Agent Rosas' tragic death will also be held responsible, and I applaud the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI, as well as the Government of Mexico for their cooperation in this case. The devoted men and women of Southern California's law enforcement and first responder community deserve our deepest appreciation for their support of Agent Rosa's family and his Border Patrol colleagues over the past four months," said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.


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