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Funeral arrangements for slain ICE agent announced

Jaime Zapata File Photo

Authorities have released details for the funeral arrangements of slain U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata.

The Brownsville native 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.

In the meantime, the family has set up a memorial fund for Zapata:

Jaime Zapata Memorial FundCompass BankAccount: 2530223062Routing Number: 113010547

A Rosary Service and Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 22, in Brownsville, Texas.

All events will be open to the public.

Sunday, February 20 :

Procession: The public is invited to participate in a procession along Paredes Line Road to honor Jaime Zapata.

5:30 p.m. - Procession

From Buena Vista Funeral Home at 125 McDavitt Blvd to the Brownsville Events Center on North Paredes Line Road.

People may also line up to salute the procession along Paredes Line Road.

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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