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Trump: Killers of Border Agent Will Be Brought to Justice

Trump: Killers of Border Agent Will Be Brought to Justice

President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Monday, 20 November 2017 07:02 AM

President Donald Trump says those responsible for the death of one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another will be brought to justice.

The president made the comment on Twitter Sunday night amid a series of unrelated tweets. He also reiterated his call for a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Details about how the agents were injured have not been released.

A Border Protection spokesman says Agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner were hospitalized Sunday after being hurt while on duty in the Big Bend area of South Texas.

Martinez died at the hospital. His partner's name has not been released.

Spokesman Douglas Mosier says Martinez was 36 years old and from El Paso. He had been a Border Patrol agent since August, 2013.

Border Patrol records show that Big Bend accounted for about 1 percent of the more than 61,000 apprehensions its agents made along the Southwest border between October 2016 and May 2017. The region's mountains and the Rio Grande make it a difficult area for people to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico.

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President Donald Trump says those responsible for the death one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another will be brought to justice.
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