Border Patrol Agent Donna Marie Doss

Border Patrol Agent Donna Marie Doss

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

End of Watch Saturday, February 2, 2019

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Donna Marie Doss

Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss was struck and killed by a vehicle on the south service road of I-20 near mile marker 276, between Tye and Merkel, Texas.

She had responded to the location to assist a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper determine the status of a subject believed to be in the country illegally.

Agent Doss had served with the United States Border Patrol for 16 years and was assigned to the Del Rio Sector. She is survived by her husband, two stepsons, parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge A200

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Location Texas

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Donna was my partner in Brackettville, TX. In fact, she was my journeyman for a spell. She was tough but fair and had an immense knowledge about the way our agency operates.

My favorite memory working with her was a funny one. Agents find comfort in telling memorable stories, so I can find no better story than this one. Donna and I positioned ourselves in a high altitude location that gave us superiority over any potential threat coming from across the border. While performing surveillance, an inappropriate song came on the local radio.

As a trainee, you never touch the radio! As much as I wanted to change the channel, I knew I was being tested. When the song was over, she said “you passed the test”. I will never forget that day.

She was loved by many, including my family’s children who she connected with through mutual friends. She loved to ride horses and shared that passion with others.

She is missed and not forgotten.

Assistant Chief Cory Maddox
United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2023

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