Slain Border Patrol agent Javier Vega, Jr. laid to rest

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POSTED: Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 3:59pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 8, 2014 - 8:35am

The burial service for Border Patrol agent Javier Vega, Jr. began with the procession of police, border patrol, and a horse drawn carriage entering the cemetery.

The funeral procession came from the funeral services in La Feria.

Scores of family, friends, border patrol agents and law enforcement made their way to Heavenly Grace Memorial Park to pay their final respects to Javier Vega, Jr.

Agents saluted the casket as the pallbearers carried Vega to his final resting place.

At least 100 Border Patrol agents and other uniformed men stood by in honor of their fallen comrade. They were joined by many of his family and friends at the service.

But...the investigation and prosecution into his death, which came while out on a family fishing trip, continues. 

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