A Texas Border Patrol agent, and father of two, was tragically killed while in pursuit of a group of illegal immigrants who were evading law enforcement.
The identiy of the agent has not yet been revealed.
The agent’s heartbreaking death comes just one day after former Vice President Joe Biden bluntly told reporters he wasn’t going to visit the border, “Because there are more important things going on.”
WOW: Joe Biden, when asked why he won't visit the border during a visit to Arizona today, says, "Because there's more important things going on."
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) December 6, 2022
According to the US Customs and Border Protection, “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 a crash near Mission, Texas.”
The statement added, “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.”
— Chief Raul Ortiz (@USBPChief) December 7, 2022
Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said, “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.”