Authorities were searching Texas’ Big Bend area for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was fatally injured in a “ambush” responding to activity there.

Agent Rogelio Martinez was transported to a hospital after he and his partner were injured while on patrol in the Van Horn station area near the state’s western border, according to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Martinez died from his injuries. His partner, whose name wasn’t released, was in serious condition, according to the statement.

The FBI is stating that the agents were not shot, “They were not fired upon,” said Jeanette Harper of the FBI’s El Paso office. “There are so many different agencies working together that we need to come together and develop a timeline,” Fox News reports.

Why is it everytime the FBI gets involved, that the lies come spewing out and LEO is placed on a “Gag Order”?

What does not make sense to me, is why would the FBI be involved when what is being reported, is that the agents were “ambushed” and were not shot, while on patrol of the border.

Why are we not being told what “ambush” took place and the method used on the agents? 

What we do know, is very little, 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, America’s Freedom Fighters reports.

The following video is NOT about the two agents ambushed, but rather a video showing the violence of Mexican Cartel Shootout Feb 2017:

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent died this morning as a result of injuries sustained while on patrol in the Big Bend Sector.

Agent Rogelio Martinez and his Big Bend Sector partner were responding to activity while on patrol near Interstate 10, in the Van Horn Station area. Agent Martinez’s partner reported that they were both injured and in need of assistance. Responding agents provided immediate medical care, and transported both agents to a local hospital.

Big Bend Sector was later told that Agent Martinez expired from his injuries. His partner remains in the local hospital in serious condition.

Border Patrol agents from Big Bend Sector and the Culberson County Sheriff’s Department secured the scene. The Border Patrol’s Special Operations Group and agents from CBP’s Air and Marine Operations are searching the area for potential suspects or witnesses.

The Culberson County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Inspector General, and CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility are investigating.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Agent Martinez and his family, and with the agent who was injured.

A Border Patrol spokesman said the agency couldn’t provide any details Sunday on what caused the agent’s injuries or what led to them. But a spokesman said the FBI had taken over the investigation.

mourns the loss of Agent Rogelio Martinez who passed away this morning. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow Agents during this difficult time.

Although the investigation is still preliminary, President Donald Trump weighed in via Twitter, vowing Sunday night that he will “seek justice.”

“Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!”

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released a statement offering sympathies for the agent’s family.

“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. We are also praying for the full recovery of his partner, who was also attacked.”

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, also expressed sympathy.

“On behalf of the quarter of a million frontline officers and agents of DHS, my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Agent Martinez and to the agent who is in serious condition.”

It is time to not only get the wall up, but time to secure the border with the top technology and weapons that the U.S. currently has.

To hell with those who oppose securing our borders, our President needs to step forward and enforce the executive orders and get it done.


 Huny Badger is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.



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