Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was killed while he and his partner investigated suspicious activity near mile marker 152 on I-10, in the area of Van Horn, Texas.
They were tracking a group of suspected illegal aliens 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.
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 fiancee and son.
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