Texas Governor Greg Abbott is now offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Agent Rogelio Martinez.
“We owe a great deal of gratitude to the brave men and women of the United States Border Patrol who serve every day to protect our homeland,” said Governor Abbott. “Cecilia and I offer our deepest condolences to the families of the agents killed and seriously injured in this attack. As authorities continue their investigation, it is important that they receive any and all information to help apprehend and deliver swift justice to those responsible.”
To be eligible for the cash rewards, anyone with information on fugitives can provide anonymous tips in three different ways:
Call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477)
Text the letters ‘DPS’ – followed by your tip – to 274637 (CRIMES) from your cell phone
Submit a web tip by visiting here.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxon released the following statement on the death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez:
“I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Agent Rogelio Martinez killed in the line of duty yesterday in Texas. He served our country faithfully and will forever be remembered as a heroic officer. Angela and I are praying for his family and his colleagues as they mourn his loss.”
First and foremost, the thoughts and prayers of all the federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies involved are with the family, friends and U.S. Border Patrol work force during this tragic time.
On November 18, 2017, at approximately 11:20 p.m. CST, U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Van Horn Station in the Big Bend Sector, located two injured Border Patrol agents in a culvert area adjacent to Interstate 10, about 12 miles east of Van Horn.
They provided the injured Agents with immediate medical care and transported them to a local Van Horn hospital.
Both agents sustained traumatic head injuries, along with other miscellaneous physical injuries such as broken bones.
At a local hospital in Van Horn, it was determined both of the agents’ injuries were severe and required advanced medical care.
The injured agents were airlifted separately to a local hospital in El Paso, Texas.
Sadly, Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez succumbed to his injuries and died in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 19, 2017.
The second injured Border Patrol Agent is currently in a local El Paso hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) in stable condition.
Border Patrol records show that Big Bend accounted for about 1 percent of the more than 61,000 apprehensions agents made along the Southwest border between October 2016 and May 2017.
The region’s mountains and the Rio Grande make it a difficult area for people to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico.
The Border Patrol website lists 38 agents who have died since late 2003, some attacked while working along the border, and other fatalities in traffic accidents. It lists one other agent death in the line of duty this year.
Border Patrol agents are America’s 1st line defense against the Cartel’s smuggling, everything from drugs to sex trafficking.
Huny Badger is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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