A “Rosie Rosas Drive-Thru” fundraiser held by San Diego Sheriff Candidate Jay LaSuer was wildly successful and garnered more than $15,000 for the fallen hero’s family.
The event was held at the Scottish Rite Center parking lot, under the tents which is located in Mission Valley. Fellow donors were rewarded with a free meal from Ranch Catering.
In true San Diego fashion, strangers packed the parking lot to donate their hard-earned money in order to help a family that is suffering a death of a loved one.
“We had a great turnout, everyone was just fantastic and very supportive,” said Jay La Suer.
Asked why he took the time to raise money during a recession? “It was the right thing to do, Robert Rosas gave his life protecting our country and his family deserves the best.”
The fund raiser also attracted the attention of local talk show radio host’s like Roger Hedgecock, Rick Roberts and Jimmy Valentine.
Also in attendance were many law enforcement agencies including local San Diego Police, Sheriffs and Border Patrol.
“The Border Patrol has been real gracious,” LaSuer explained.
100 percent of the money was presented to fallen Agent Rosas’s wife, Rosie, at the Campo Border Patrol station today by Valentine.
If you couldn’t make the fund raiser, but still would like to help out the family you can visit this website; officerrobertrosas.chipin.com/officer-robert-rosas-family or send a check to Rosie Rosas c/o Sheriff Jay, P.O. Box 2115, La Mesa, CA 91943.
There are also donation canisters located at American Shooting Center on Ruffin Rd and El Cajon Gun Exchange in El Cajon.
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