Published: Tue, November 21, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Texas offers reward in border agent's death

Texas offers reward in border agent's death

Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were transported to a local hospital Sunday after sustaining injuries while on duty in the Big Bend area of Texas.

The Big Bend Sector, formerly known as the Marfa Sector, is 165,154 sq. miles composed of 77 Texas counties and all of the State of Oklahoma, and includes 510 miles of river front along the Rio Grande River, which is almost a quarter of the U.S. -Mexico border, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The wounded agent who called for help also suffered head injuries and was conscious.

US President Donald Trump said he would "seek justice" for the agents and reiterated the need for a border wall.

Authorities have not said how the two were injured, but a Customs and Border Protection spokesman said Martinez was not shot.

The FBI has taken over the investigation of the death of one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another.

His partner, who was not named in the statement, was reportedly left in serious condition. In his opinion, this is another reason to build walls near Mexico.

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"Our prayers are with the families of this Border Patrol Agent who was killed & the other who was injured in this attack in Texas".

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. 'Our resources must be increased to prevent these attacks in the future'.

Martinez, 36, was an El Paso native and had joined the Border Patrol in 2013.

They were attacked with rocks about 30 miles (48km) from the Mexico border, according to a labour union for border agents. "The men and women of our Border Patrol have an incredibly risky and demanding job and they are our most important resource to securing our border". "I know people don't want to jump to conclusions and say stuff but the reality is but you hear the talk about individuals trying to get a better life and enter this country to get a better life but the reality is they will stop at nothing including killing a federal agent - including taking someone's life which is what happened".

The Border Patrol's Special Operations Group and agents from CBP's Air and Marine Operations were searching the area for potential suspects or witnesses, the agency said.

Border patrol records show that the Big Bend region, where the apparent attack took place, only accounts for 1% of apprehended migrants.

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