Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez died of wounds received in the Big Bend Sector of the US Southern Border this morning. The agent with him also received serious injuries and remains hospitalized.
Breitbart Texas reported,
We do know that two Border Patrol agents working as partners in the Van Horn Station area of responsibility of the Big Bend Sector responded to “activity.” Whether the activity was an activated sensor or something else is currently unknown. This occurred on the morning of Sunday, November 19, 2017.
One of the Border Patrol agents later radioed into the communication center saying that he needed assistance and that he was injured. Other Border Patrol agents responded and found one agent injured and unconscious with injuries to his head and body. That agent, Rogelio Martinez, was later pronounced dead. Breitbart has learned that the agent’s family has been notified.
People reacted strongly to the news that someone with evil intent came across the border yet again. The FBI has taken over the investigation. Martinez had been with the Border Patrol since 2013.
According to the Washington Times, ICE has run out of room at their facilities and are turning away the Border Patrol when it captures illegals. Which means yet again another “catch and release” situation by default. It’s past time to secure the border, and past time to build that wall.
Senator Cruz issued a statement:
“This is a stark reminder of the ongoing threat that an unsecure border poses to the safety of our communities and those charged with defending them. We are grateful for the courage and sacrifice of our border agents who have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe. I remain fully committed to working with the Border Patrol to provide them with all the resources they need to safeguard our nation.”
Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was killed this morning in the line of duty. pic.twitter.com/izaihfIt2k
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 19, 2017
A Border Patrol Agent has been killed, Another Border Agent injured (serious condition) while Patrolling the Big Bend Sector of Texas along the southern border with Mexico.
We need that DAMN WALL!!
— ??☸ Silas B. ⚓?? (@blazebandit2015) November 19, 2017
U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Rogelio Martinez, Killed in the Line of Duty while on patrol near the Texas-Mexico Border. Partner injured. Our Hearts & Prayers ?? with his Family & Fellow Officers who risk their lives daily. https://t.co/Pq1pFTYw1M
— David Burke (@ConservativeTht) November 20, 2017
FoxNews reporting one Border Patrol agent dead, another injured responding to a incident in the Big Bend sector of Texas.
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) November 20, 2017
Southern border agent killed, another injured while on patrol in Texas | Fox News https://t.co/B5PaVHz1k2 Either build the border wall or use the army and take over third world Mexico which is run by drug cartels.
— James Tomlinson (@jtomli) November 20, 2017
Border Patrol agent killed in Texas. We need a wall. Build the wall!
— Frank from Florida (@RealFrankFromFL) November 20, 2017
— VeBee (@VeBo1991) November 19, 2017
BUILD THE WALL!
FBI investigating so truth will be covered up!?
Border agents & US citizens deserve better!#BuildTheWall
— The Fake Liberal (@TheFakeLiberal) November 19, 2017
Featured photo: US Border Patrol