Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata
United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations
U.S. Government
End of Watch: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: 6294
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Incident Location: Overseas
Weapon Used: AK-47
Suspect Info: At large

Special Agent Jaime Zapata was shot and killed outside of Mexico City, Mexico.

He and another agent assigned to United States Embassy and were traveling between Mexico City and Monterrey when they were forced off the road by members of a Mexican drug cartel. The agents were in an armored vehicle with diplomatic plates and identified themselves as diplomats.

The cartel members opened fire on them, fatally wounding Agent Zapata and wounding the second agent.

Special Agent Zapata had served with ICE for four years and had previously served with the United States Border Patrol for four years. He is survived by his parents and four brothers, two of whom also serve as federal agents.


Agency Contact Information:
United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations
500 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20536