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DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to speak at Zapata funeral

Jaime Zapata File Photo

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was added to the line-up of federal officials expected to speak the funeral services for slain ICE Agent Jaime Zapata on Tuesday.

Immigration and Customs Enformcent (ICE) announced early Monday that Napolitano will be delivering remarks during the services in Brownsville.

Earlier, ICE confirmed that its director, John Morton, would also be speaking, as would U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Zapata was killed in the line of duty south of the border in San Luis Potosi on Tuesday.

A second agent, Victor Avila, has been released from the hospital but is still recovering after being wounded in the same attack.

Zapata's body arrived in Brownsville on Friday afternoon and will be laid to rest on Tuesday.

Brownsville city officials have authorizied the use of the Brownsville Events Center for use in two events open to the public on both Monday and Tuesday.

A procession for Zapata was held on Sunday afternoon from the Buena Vista Funeral Home to the Brownsville Events Center.

Zapata's family has set up a memorial fund:

Jaime Zapata Memorial FundCompass Bank

Jaime Zapata Funeral Events

Monday, February 21:

Viewing: Visitors may come and express their condolences from Monday afternoon through Monday evening at the Brownsville Events Center located at 1 Events Center Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas.

7:00 p.m. " Rosary Service

Brownsville Events Center1 Events Center BoulevardBrownsville, Texas

NOTE: Cameras are not permitted in the Brownsville Events Center on Monday.

Tuesday, February 22:

8:30 a.m. " Funeral Mass

Brownsville Events Center1 Events Center BoulevardBrownsville, Texas

10:30 a.m. " Procession to Cemetery

Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery4464 Old Port Isabel RoadBrownsville, Texas

12:00 p.m. " Burial Service

Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery4464 Old Port Isabel RoadBrownsville, Texas

All times are Central Standard Time (CST)

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