Welcome to the official site of the 4th Annual Jaime J. Zapata Fishing Tournament. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held Friday October 16th, & Saturday October 17th, at Louie's Backyard on South Padre Island, Texas. Hopefully we will be back next year.
This tournament is dedicated to the loving memory of Jaime.
The final call by dispatch to ICE Special Agent Jaime Jorge Zapata came shortly after 11:00 a.m. on a Tuesday in 2011.
"Alpha 5195, this is sector,: an officer with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection called on the radio. No one answered. In the silence that followed, the officer continued: "Sector to all units: Alpha 5195, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Jaime Jorge Zapata, is 10-7 (out of service). May he rest in peace.
Alpha 5195 was Jaime's call sign. Jaime was killed in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi on Feb. 15th. May you fish on and never forget those who give their lives so that we may continue to live ours to the fullest.