The FBI is investigating a brutal, Sunday afternoon attack on two Border Patrol agents in Texas. Four year veteran Agent Rogelio Martinez was killed and his partner, who has not been named, was severely injured. He remains in the hospital.
#CBP mourns the loss of #USBP Agent Rogelio Martinez who passed away this morning. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow Agents during this difficult time. #HonorFirst https://t.co/ALpQ30thVk pic.twitter.com/wLcPzEXtKs— CBP (@CustomsBorder) November 19, 2017
The two were ambushed while working in the Big Bend sector along the Texas-Mexico border and were not attacked by illegal aliens with firearms. Instead, it is strongly believed at least two men used rocks against the agents to crush their skulls.
UPDATE: Officials with the National Border Patrol Council tell @KTSMtv that undocumented immigrants used rocks to kill a Border Patrol agent from El Paso. https://t.co/Hl1WP7n9Yc— Patrick Hayes (@KTSMPatrick) November 20, 2017
In the past, Border Patrol agents have been heavily criticized by open border advocates, including the ACLU, for using deadly force against rock throwers.
In the aftermath of the attack, President Trump has called for increased border security.
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
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