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November 19, 2017 Murder of Texas Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez


Texas Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez

U.S. Border Patrol Agent
Rogelio Martinez


Governor Greg Abbott has authorized a reward up to $20,000 through the Texas Crime Stoppers Fallen Hero Reward Texas Remembers program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent and the serious injury of another. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

Agent Rogelio Martinez died Sunday November 19, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained while on patrol in the Big Bend area. His partner, who was injured, was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

"We owe a great deal of gratitude to the brave men and women of the United States Border Patrol who serve every day to protect our homeland," said Governor Abbott. "Cecilia and I offer our deepest condolences to the families of the agents killed and seriously injured in this attack. As authorities continue their investigation, it is important that they receive any and all information to help apprehend and deliver swift justice to those responsible."

To be eligible for the cash rewards, anyone with information about the murder of Agent Rogelio Martinez or the serious injuries to his partner can provide anonymous tips in three different ways: