Carrizo springs, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio Sector, and the Carrizo Springs Station continue to honor the memory of fallen Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo by working with county and state officials to rename the road on which he lost his life.
Both Dimmit and Maverick county officials as well as Carrizo Springs city officials unanimously passed resolutions last September to rename Farm-to-Market Road 2644 to honor the legacy of fallen Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo, who lost his life on this roadway on September 12, 2014. After the resolutions were passed, and in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, the roadway has been renamed “Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo Memorial Highway” to serve as a tribute and somber reminder of the ultimate sacrifice Tyler made in service to his country.
“Due to the culture, traditions and camaraderie of the U.S. Border Patrol family, the death of one of our own deeply impacts us all,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Doyle E. Amidon, Jr. “It is extremely important that we ensure their memories live on, and thanks to the hard work of agents, local officials and TxDOT, Agent Robledo’s name will be an ever-present reminder of his sacrifice.”
Border Patrol Agent Tyler R. Robledo was involved in an on-duty vehicle accident on September 12, 2014, on FM 2644, near Carrizo Springs. Agent Robledo began his midnight shift and was driving to his assigned area when an oncoming motorist swerved into his lane, causing a head-on collision. Agent Robledo was subsequently transported to a San Antonio hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Agent Robledo entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on September 8, 2011 as a member of the 988th Session of the U.S. Border Patrol Academy. He was assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station immediately upon graduation. Prior to joining the Border Patrol, Agent Robledo served honorably as a United States Marine.
Agent Robledo was 34 years old at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife Merissa and his two children.
“Tyler’s legacy will always be a part of the Carrizo Springs Station,” said Carrizo Springs Station Patrol Agent in Charge Vanessa L. McKeon. “Agents assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station who knew and worked with Tyler came up with this idea and spearheaded the effort. We are grateful for their dedication in seeing this project through. I know Merrissa and the rest of his family appreciate the fact that the Border Patrol will never forget Tyler.”
“Thank you for honoring Tyler, who had a goal of to do his best every day,” said Merissa Robledo. “The man was a bright comet that radiated beaming love and kindness.”