Press Release

11.20.17

McCaul Statement on Death of Border Patrol Agent on the Southwest Border

Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement after U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Rogelio Martinez, was killed and his partner injured responding to activity on the southwest border Sunday morning.

Chairman McCaul: “Yesterday’s deadly attack in Texas is the latest horrifying reminder of the daily dangers our brave men and women face because of our porous border. Sadly, too many Border Patrol Agents have lost their lives in the line of duty. We must speed the implementation of common sense measures essential to protecting our homeland. That is why I have repeatedly called for new technology and physical barriers, including a wall, along with additional personnel to strengthen the security of our southern border.

“I pray for a full recovery of the courageous Agent who remains hospitalized in serious condition, and my thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of Agent Rogelio Martinez during this difficult time.”