The family of 36-year-old Javier Vega Jr., the Kingsville Border Patrol Agent fatally shot over the weekend during a robbery attempt, is speaking out for the first time since the tragedy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Javier Vega, Jr. Memorial Fund. The memorial fund is set up at Rio Bank. PO Box 4169, McAllen, Texas 78502. The routing number is 114915447. The account number is 4081153. The money will go to help support Vega's three children.


Viewing for family and friends will be held at Heavenly Grace Funeral Home Wednesday August 6th from 1 PM to 9 PM. The rosary will be at 7 PM. The address is 26873 White Ranch Road, La Feria, Tx 78559.

The mass will be held Thursday at 10 AM at St. Francis Xavier Church. The address is 502 Canal Street, La Feria, Tx 78559. The burial will follow at Heavenly Grace Cemetery.