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ACR-99 Border Patrol Agent Eric Norman Cabral Memorial Bridge.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 99
CHAPTER 39

Relative to the Border Patrol Agent Eric Norman Cabral Memorial Bridge.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  May 30, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 99, Jones. Border Patrol Agent Eric Norman Cabral Memorial Bridge.
This measure would designate the Round Mountain Bridge on Interstate 8 in the County of San Diego as the Border Patrol Agent Eric Norman Cabral Memorial Bridge. The measure would request the Department of Transportation to determine the cost for appropriate signs showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, Border Patrol Agent Eric Norman Cabral was the youngest of four children, born to Ernie and Norma Cabral on June 27, 1976, in San Diego, California; and
WHEREAS, Agent Cabral was active in sports and athletics and graduated from Morse High School in 1994. His passion for health and fitness led him to obtain a Bachelors Degree of Science in Kinesiology from the San Diego State University in 2001 and a Master’s Degree of Science in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University in 2003; and
WHEREAS, Before joining the Border Patrol, Agent Cabral worked as an Exercise Physiologist at US Spine and Sport in San Diego. He later became the Assistant Fitness Director, as well as a professor, at Southwestern College where he taught health and fitness classes for three years. In September 2005, he joined the United States Border Patrol and graduated with the 601st Academy Session in February 2006; and
WHEREAS, On July 26, 2007, Agent Cabral died from heat-related injuries after tracking a group of suspected undocumented immigrants on foot. Agent Cabral was found unconscious along the Carrizo Gorge Railway railroad tracks, near the south entrance to the De Anza Springs Resort, about one-half mile north of Interstate 8. He was flown to Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego via Mercy Air, where, tragically, Agent Cabral was pronounced dead; and
WHEREAS, Agent Cabral was 31 years of age and is survived by his parents, Ernie and Norma Cabral, sisters, Erma Ponce De Leon, Sheila Lee, and Beverlee Cabral, and his fiancée Ninaliza Naigan; and
WHEREAS, Agent Cabral was the fourth Border Patrol agent to die in the line of duty during 2007. Agent Cabral’s death is a reminder of the dangers that agents face every day while securing America’s borders and protecting its people; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature designates the Round Mountain Bridge located between Postmile R072.55 and Postmile R072.57 on Interstate 8 in the County of San Diego as the Border Patrol Agent Eric Norman Cabral Memorial Bridge; and be it further
Resolved, That the Department of Transportation is requested to determine the cost of erecting the appropriate signs, consistent with the signing requirements for the state highway system, showing this special designation and, upon receiving donations from nonstate sources covering that cost, to erect those signs; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the Director of Transportation and to the author for appropriate distribution.