Texas Governor Greg Abbott has offered a $20,000 reward for information on the death of a border patrol agent.
As an effort to spearhead its own investigation, the FBI is also offering $25,000 for information on ‘the incident.’ President Trump responded to the news via Twitter.
“Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible,” the president said. “We will, we must build the Wall!”
Martinez and his partner — working out of the Van Horn Station — were patrolling the area Sunday morning in response to reports of suspicious activity. The Big Bend Sector in west Texas is about 30 miles from the Texas/Mexico border, and is considered a high activity area for smuggling humans and narcotics.
Martinez, 36 of El Paso, Texas, was murdered on the morning of Nov 19 by illegal immigrant thugs who chose to ambush him, bashing in his skull and breaking his bones with blunt objects- most likely rocks.
As a young father engaged to be married, Martinez never had the opportunity to fire a shot. Border Patrol Agent Brandon Judd stated, “What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking. Our agents’ reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks.”
Judd, who is also the president of NBPC (National Border Patrol Council) added, “The other agent arrived on the scene a short time later and was also ambushed and struck in the head with what is believed to have been a rock or rocks. These disgusting acts and complete disregard for human life need to stop immediately. Family members of Agent Martinez will never see him come home because we have failed to secure our borders from such criminals.”
The second Border Agent, who remains unnamed, was Martinez’s partner and was hospitalized in serious condition.
Judd expressed the council’s deep condolences to the families of both Agent Martinez and his unnamed partner.
“When all facts come to light on this matter,” Judd continued. “I believe the public will be outraged as there are those who do not value life, who come across our border. Our borders must be secured and criminals must be held accountable.”
News of the horrible attacks sent shockwaves reverberating across federal agencies and both sides of the political scene as officials scramble to get additional information. Agents on the ground stated that preliminary suggestions that the victims ‘fell’ are dismissed by eyewitness testimony and the terrain itself.
The FBI, leading the investigation, will not release further details. At a November 21 press conference they said while a number of possible scenarios exist, they are investigating the matter as an assault on federal agents. A massive manhunt is underway.
Martinez’ father said his son ‘loved his job.’ The slain agent will be buried this weekend and is survived by his parents, two brothers, his fiancée and his eleven-year-old son.
~ Conservative Zone