This is truly horrible:
SAN ANGELO LIVE – U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez and another agent were tracking a group of illegal aliens and were ambushed and beaten with stones, National Border Patrol Council President and Border Patrol Agent Brandon Judd told Breitbart Texas.
The Customs and Border Protection stated that Agent Martinez, 36, of El Paso was killed. His partner, who is not named by CBP, is in critical condition in a nearby hospital.
“What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogilio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking. Our agents’ reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks,” Breitbart Texas reported Judd said.
Judd’s description of the crime, as reported by Breitbart, coincides with a CBS News report that one agent was alone in his vehicle responding to a tripped alarm. He called for backup and the second agent arrived in his own vehicle.
Judd said both were ambushed.
““The other agent arrived on scene a short time later and was also ambushed and struck in the head with what is believed to have been a rock or rocks,” Judd told Breitbart Texas.
Ted Cruz first responded to this yesterday:
“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.
“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. 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.”
Trump also responded to this yesterday:
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017