Almost exactly one year ago, Agent Rogelio Martinez of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency was murdered in the line of duty when attacked by a group of illegal aliens.
Sadly, a brother agent was also seriously wounded in the same attack. The CBP hasn’t released the name of Agent Martinez’s partner, only stating that he was listed in “serious condition.”
I just wanted to remind all these rice paper blossoms throwing conniption fits over President Trump’s recent comments that any would-be illegal aliens who assault US officials would be considered as armed assailants.
Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
In a media release issued by the CBP on Nov. 19, 2017;
A U.S. Border Patrol agent died this morning as a result of injuries sustained while on patrol in the Big Bend Sector.
Agent Rogelio Martinez and his Big Bend Sector partner were responding to activity while on patrol near Interstate 10, in the Van Horn Station area. Agent Martinez’s partner reported that they were both injured and in need of assistance. Responding agents provided immediate medical care, and transported both agents to a local hospital.
Big Bend Sector was later told that Agent Martinez expired from his injuries. His partner remains in the local hospital in serious condition.
During the same time frame, the El Paso FBI field office issued the following “Seeking Information” bulletin; (Emphasis mine)
Both Agents sustained traumatic head injuries, along with other miscellaneous physical injuries. At a local hospital in Van Horn, it was determined both of the Agents’ injuries were severe and required advanced medical care. The injured Agents were airlifted separately to a local hospital in El Paso, Texas.
In an interview with KTSM of El Paso, TX, Art Del Cueto, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council (union) argued that even though officials haven’t released the cause of the injuries, “We strongly believe rocks were what was used.”
#CBP mourns the loss of #USBP Agent Rogelio Martinez who passed away this morning. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow Agents during this difficult time. #HonorFirst https://t.co/ALpQ30thVk pic.twitter.com/wLcPzEXtKs
— CBP (@CBP) November 19, 2017
Back to present day, as reported by The Daily Caller;
Trump continued of any rock throwing “we will consider it, the maximum that we can consider that…We’re not going to put up with that. They want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back….I told them to consider it a rifle.”