Big Bend, Texas – Border Patrol Agent Killed in the Line of Duty

By Faye Higbee

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.”

 

Featured photo: US Border Patrol