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      Visitors stream in to pay respects to slain ICE agent

      A steady steam of people arrived to pay their respects to slain U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata at the Brownsville Events Center on Monday.

      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.

      Dignitaries including U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Attorney General Eric Holder and ICE Director John Morton are all expected to attend the funeral.

      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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