A 38-year-old Border Patrol agent was killed in a high-speed pursuit of a group of illegal immigrants in Mission, Texas on Wednesday.
U.S. Border Patrol has not confirmed the identity of the agent, but federal sources say the man was a father of two children. The agent was pursuing a group of migrants on an ATV when he crashed into a closed fence at high speed, the sources told Fox News.
The agent was tracking the group of migrants at roughly 1 a.m. on Wednesday when the crash occurred. Authorities say other agents found him unresponsive and immediately attempted life-saving efforts and requested an EMS. The agent was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Fox News reporter Bill Melugin announced on Twitter:
BREAKING: Multiple federal sources tell me a 38-year-old Border Patrol agent was killed in Mission, Texas in the RGV early this morning after he crashed his ATV into a gate while chasing a group of illegal immigrants at high speed. I’m told he was a father of two kids.
BREAKING: Multiple federal sources tell me a 38-year-old Border Patrol agent was killed in Mission, Texas in the RGV early this morning after he crashed his ATV into a gate while chasing a group of illegal immigrants at high speed. I’m told he was a father of two kids. @FoxNews
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) December 7, 2022
Journalist Ali Bradley reported:
A U.S. Border Patrol Agent was killed while tracking a group of undocumented individuals that crossed into the country illegally near Mission, Texas. Sources tell me he hit a bollard gate at “full speed” on an ATV early this morning.
This is the 2nd line of duty death for @CBP in 3 weeks—On November 17th, an @CBPAMO officer was killed exchanging gunfire exchange with smugglers near Puerto Rico.
Customs Border and Protection released the following statement:
On December 7, 2022, at approximately 1:00 am, a Border Patrol agent assigned to the McAllen Station patrolling the international boundary on an all-terrain vehicle was tracking a group of subjects that illegally crossed the border when he was involved in an accident near Mission, Texas. He was found unresponsive by fellow agents who immediately initiated life-saving efforts and requested EMS. The agent was taken to an area hospital by ambulance where he later passed away. Further information to follow.
United State Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz states, “The death of an Agent who died while securing our nation’s border is a tremendous loss for our organization and our nation. Our prayers are with his family and co-workers during this difficult time.”
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) December 7, 2022
Representative Troy Nehls (R-Tex.) tweeted in response to the tragedy, “A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed last night while tracking a group of illegal aliens near Mission, Texas. Does Brain-Dead Biden still think there are more important things going on than visiting the southern border?”
A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed last night while tracking a group of illegal aliens near Mission, Texas.
Does Brain-Dead Biden still think there are more important things going on than visiting the southern border?
— Congressman Troy Nehls (@RepTroyNehls) December 7, 2022
On Tuesday, Brain-Dead Biden was asked why wasn’t he going to visit the border during a trip to Arizona.
His response was, “There are more important things going on.”
DISGUSTING: Brain-Dead Biden visits Arizona & accidentally confirms what we all knew: he does not care one bit about the Border Crisis.
Reporter: “Why would you visit our state and not visit the border?”
Sleepy Joe: “There are more important things going on” pic.twitter.com/pPBGPktOti
— Political Rockstar Kari Lake (@KariLake) December 6, 2022
The House Homeland Republican Party tweeted, “This is an absolute tragedy. Our prayers are with this Border Patrol agent and his loved ones. A grateful nation thanks him for his service.”
This is an absolute tragedy. Our prayers are with this Border Patrol agent and his loved ones. A grateful nation thanks him for his service. https://t.co/VfmVx7ud2y
— House Homeland Republican Party (@HomelandGOP) December 7, 2022
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