Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez

Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rogelio Martinez

Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was killed in the line of duty while he and his partner were on patrol near mile marker 152 on I-10, in the area of Van Horn, Texas.

They were patrolling in rugged terrain when both agents suffered serious injuries. Agent Martinez's partner was able to notify dispatchers and requested assistance. Responding units and rescue personnel transported them to a hospital where Agent Martinez succumbed to his wounds.

Several federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are investigating the cause of Agent Martinez's death.

Agent Martinez had served with the United States Border Patrol for four years and was assigned to the Big Bend Sector. He is survived by his son and fiancee.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Unidentified
  • Location Texas

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Rogelio was killed.

To the Martinez family, fellow officers, and all who call Rogelio beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Agent Martinez gave to his community and the citizens of our country and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 19th, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 13, 2018

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