U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was reportedly killed in the line of duty yesterday while responding to “activity” near the border. Breitbart is reporting that the attackers beat the agent with a rock until he was deceased.
In addition, another agent was injured and sent to a local hospital. The FBI has taken over the investigation but President Trump immediately responded and promised to find ALL of the killers and bring them to justice. He also promised to build the wall.
Senator Ted Cruz also released a statement, saying the incident 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.”
Here’s the Fox News report on the tragic incident.
From Fox News:
Elaine Duke, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, released a statement Sunday calling Martinez’s death a “tragic event.”
“Earlier this morning, I was notified that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez died as a result of serious injuries suffered while on patrol in the Big Bend Sector of our southern border in Texas. Agent Martinez was responding to activity while on patrol with another agent, who was also seriously injured,” the statement read.