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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Attack on Two Big Bend Sector Border Patrol Agents

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding the attack this morning on two Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents:

“Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was killed this morning in the line of duty. We are also praying for the full recovery of his partner, who was also attacked.

“This is a stark reminder of the ongoing threat that an unsecure border poses to the safety of our communities and those charged with defending them. We are grateful for the courage and sacrifice of our border agents who have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe. I remain fully committed to working with the Border Patrol to provide them with all the resources they need to safeguard our nation.”


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