Hero Down: USBP Agent Killed in the Line of Duty
“Agent Doss died while performing her duty, protecting the community and the United States,” Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak said.
“Our heart, prayers, and support go out to Agent Doss’ family in this time of need.”
CBP mourns the loss of USBP Agent Donna Doss. Agent Doss died in the line of duty last night after being struck by a passing vehicle while responding to a call for assistance from Texas DPS. Our thoughts are with Agent Doss’ family, friends & colleagues. https://t.co/k5nVD6ebq5 pic.twitter.com/hLC9SNJx9v
— CBP (@CBP) February 3, 2019
The Border Patrol Agent (BPA) Family Network has created a fund for the family of USBP Agent Donna Doss.
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Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Border Patrol Agent Donna Ross, the USBP and CBP family as a whole
Thank you Agent Doss for your bravery in serving the citizens of our nation with pride and distinction. You will not be forgotten.
Tunnel found next to Border Wall in Hidalgo
January 29, 2019 – In Breaking News – Rio Grande Guardian
Border Patrol’s Marine division has found another tunnel built to go under the Border Wall, this time in Hidalgo, Texas.
The tunnel, measuring 60 feet in length, had been dug on the embankment of the Rio Grande close to a border wall constructed ten years ago.
Had it not been discovered it would have gone under the Border Wall on land owned by Texas Fish & Wildlife, just 2,000 feet downriver from Hidalgo Water Improvement District No. 3’s pump station.
(Learn More, however, correction: According to Othal Brand Jr., general manager of Hidalgo County Water Improvement District 3, “It was going under the Border Wall.” The tunnel runs 60 ft, from the US bank, further into the US – it does not from from Mexico into the US. Courtesy of KRIS 6 News and YouTube. Posted on Jan 31, 2019.)
State lawmakers visiting the Rio Grande Valley might have had a chance to see the tunnel last Friday but Border Patrol advised them not to complete a planned visit to the water district due to the presence of drug cartel members on the other side of the Rio Grande brandishing rifles and dressed in camouflage.
The tunnel is set to be blown up with dynamite within the next week or two.
Asked if he was impressed by the ingenuity of the tunnel diggers, Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3 general manager Othal Brand, Jr., said: “I am astounded.”
“That is some impressive work, it is not easy work building a tunnel like that.”
“The cliff they dug through is a soft sand.”
“The diggers push a piece of pipe into the earth and as they do they remove the sand.”
“As they do that they keep pushing the pipe in.”
“Once they get far enough in they erect these 4x4s and plywood on each side and the top.”
(Hear from Kevin Hecht, a Rio Rico resident and deputy patrol agent in charge at the Nogales Border Patrol Station. Since 1990, Border Patrol agents have discovered at least 230 cross-border tunnels running from Mexico into California and Arizona. Courtesy of CBS This Morning and YouTube. Posted on Jan 24, 2019.)
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