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Border Patrol Agent Killed, Another Injured in 'Attack'

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Border Patrol Agent Killed, Another Injured in 'Attack'
Border Patrol spokesmen said they could not provide any details Sunday on what caused the agent's injuries or what led to them. Spokesman Carlos Diaz says the FBI has taken over the investigation


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File photo of a US Border Patrol officer on Nov. 1, 2017 in San Diego, California.

An agent with U.S. Border Patrol was killed and another injured when the two came under attack, according to information released Sunday by the agency and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.

Border Patrol officials said the agents were on patrol in Culberson County in the Big Bend Sector of the Texas border.

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Agent Rogelio Martinez died Sunday morning as a result of injuries he and his partner sustained after responding to "activity" while on patrol on Interstate 10 near Van Horn, according to a statement from Border Patrol. It wasn't immediately clear when the incident occurred.

Agent Martinez's partner radioed that he and his partner were injured and needed help. Agents reportedly responded and provided medical care and took the two agents to the hospital.

Border Patrol spokesmen said they could not provide any details Sunday on what caused the agent's injuries or what led to them. Spokesman Carlos Diaz says the FBI has taken over the investigation.

Martinez's partner is in serious condition. His name wasn't released. Martinez had been a border agent since August, 2013 and was from El Paso.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz issued a statement on Sunday afternoon calling the incident an "Attack on Two Big Bend Sector Border Patrol Agents."

“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," Cruz said.

"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.”

Border Patrol records show that Big Bend accounted for about 1 percent of the more than 61,000 apprehensions its 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.
 

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Was incident that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another injured a tragic accident? Texas sheriff says officers were 'sideswiped by a tractor-trailer' and NOT attacked - as Trump suggested
  • Rogelio Martinez, 36, was one of two US Border Patrol agents who were found injured on November 18 in a culvert near Van Horn, Texas
  • Martinez died and his partner, whose name has not been released, was seriously injured
  • It was initially thought that the two agents were victims of an ambush by perpetrators who used rocks to attack them
  • President Donald Trump tweeted: 'We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!'
  • Now investigators say that evidence points to an accident
  • A Texas sheriff who was among the first people to reach the agents said he thinks they may have been sideswiped accidentally by a tractor-trailer


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5133521/Texas-sheriff-says-unlikely-border-agents-attacked.html#ixzz500Ex8pOJ
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Accidents like that suck, but it's a lot better news than hearing about border patrol agents gunned down using weapons the not Constitutional BATF put in the hands of Mexican drug pushers.
 

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Was incident that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another injured a tragic accident? Texas sheriff says officers were 'sideswiped by a tractor-trailer' and NOT attacked - as Trump suggested
  • Rogelio Martinez, 36, was one of two US Border Patrol agents who were found injured on November 18 in a culvert near Van Horn, Texas
  • Martinez died and his partner, whose name has not been released, was seriously injured
  • It was initially thought that the two agents were victims of an ambush by perpetrators who used rocks to attack them
  • President Donald Trump tweeted: 'We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!'
  • Now investigators say that evidence points to an accident
  • A Texas sheriff who was among the first people to reach the agents said he thinks they may have been sideswiped accidentally by a tractor-trailer


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5133521/Texas-sheriff-says-unlikely-border-agents-attacked.html#ixzz500Ex8pOJ
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Who cares what happened. What we're told is all lies anyway. I don't care enough to want to know one way or the other. I have too many other, more important lies to sift through
 

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FBI says Border Patrol agent likely died from a fall and was NOT attacked, despite President Trump using his death to push the need for his wall along the Mexican border
  • A federal investigation into the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas has found no evidence he was attacked
  • A probe into the death of agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, is still under way
  • So far, there has been no evidence that the agent was the victim of a crime
  • Martinez died from injuries sustained while he and his partner were responding to reports of unknown activity the night of November 18 near Van Horn
  • President Trump used hint of an attack to promote the building of a wall
  • Investigators have conducted more than 650 interviews
  • Nonetheless, the exact cause of Martinez death remains a mystery


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5380087/FBI-says-Border-agent-fell-death-NOT-attacked.html#ixzz56tCwc100
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