Two Border Patrol agents, each in separate vehicles, were responding to a report of activity of illegal aliens in the area of Van Horn, Texas. From what investigators have been able to piece together so far, it appears that a group of illegal aliens ambushed the two agents, attacking them with rocks and bashing in their heads.
Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez was killed and second agent was listed in serious condition in a hospital.
The attack prompted President Donald Trump to vow to hunt down and arrest those responsible and he called for the need to build a border wall to protect Americans from any further attacks.
(Fox News) – Illegal immigrants appeared to have “ambushed” two U.S. Border Patrol agents near the Texas border with Mexico and bashed their heads with blunt objects — possibly rocks — killing one agent and sending another to a hospital in serious condition Sunday, a National Border Patrol Council official told Fox News.
Rogelio Martinez, 36, was killed and another agent, who has not been identified, was injured while they were patrolling the Big Bend Sector, leading authorities to scour West Texas for the attackers, officials said. Although few details about the incident have been released, Brandon Judd, the president of the NBPC, told Fox News on Monday it appeared Martinez and the second agent were “ambushed” by a group of illegal immigrants.
“We don’t know exactly what happened because we weren’t there. However, just from agents that were working in the area, reports are saying it was an attack and it would appear to be an ambush,” Judd said…
I still contend that we need to bring many of our military personnel home and have them help patrol and secure our border until an effective border wall or fence can be built. Something needs to be done to protect America first before we send our brave men and women to other countries.