Street Named After ICE Agent Jaime Zapata
POSTED: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 9:03pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 2:09pm
It was a month ago Brownsville native agent Jaime Zapata was killed in San Luis Potosi during an ambush.
Agent Zapata was laid to rest in Brownsville on February 22nd at the Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Tuesday city commissioners in Brownsville honored the heroism and sacrifice of agent Zapata through a resolution.
In that resolution they will rename Coffeeport road in Brownsville to Jaime Zapata Avenue.
"For 30 years that family has been on Coffeeport road it felt fitting to want to rename after Jaime J. Zapata."
A former Brownsville commissioner Ernesto DeLeon was at the commissioner meeting. His son works with Jaime Zapata's brother in US Customs. DeLeon says Zapata gave the ultimate sacrifice.
"I firmly believe he laid his lived down"
"A street named is his honor for his sacrifice and he is well deserving may be rest in peace."