Border Patrol Agent ‘Struck and Killed by a Passing Vehicle’
'Let us always remember and remain grateful for [these workers] and their families who make courageous sacrifices to protect Texas and our country'
While working in Texas on Saturday, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent died, officials said and Fox News reported.
Agent Donna Doss, 49, was assisting state police near Interstate 20 in Abilene just before 9 p.m.
The agency shared that with the public in a news release.
She was “struck and killed by a passing vehicle” and died at the scene.
The Border Patrol family mourns the loss of Agent Donna Doss, an agent for more than 15 yrs, killed in the line of duty yesterday evening. pic.twitter.com/6gSR1szN7C
— USBPChief (@USBPChief) February 3, 2019
“Agent Doss died while performing her duty, protecting the community and the United States,” said Matthew Hudak, Del Rio sector acting chief patrol agent.
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
“Our heart, prayers, and support go out to Agent Doss’ family in this time of need.”
Doss worked with the agency for more than 15 years, after beginning her duty in November 2003.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) shared his condolences about the passing of Agent Doss.
“Please join me in praying for her family in the wake of their loss,” he wrote in a tweet in part.
“Let us always remember and remain grateful for the Border Patrol agents and their families who make courageous sacrifices to protect Texas and our country,” he also said.
Sad to hear of the death of BP Agent Donna Doss. Please join me in praying for her family in the wake of their loss. Let us always remember & remain grateful for the Border Patrol Agents & their families who make courageous sacrifices to protect Texas & our country. https://t.co/GfkFusgiYX
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 3, 2019
Others shared their thoughts as well — and a Facebook donation page has been set up in her name.
How many people want to bet that this is getting minimal coverage right now?
— WASHINGTON BRIEF (@BriefWashington) February 4, 2019
Our hearts are heavy to hear of the passing of Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss, who was killed in the line of duty last night. https://t.co/VLdzq63shu
— Rep. Arrington (@RepArrington) February 3, 2019
UPDATE: A Facebook donation page has been made for Donna Doss. She was a U.S. Customs & Border Protection agent who was hit and killed on the I-20 service road in Tye while assisting DPS and Tye police Saturday night.
— KTXS News (@KTXS_News) February 3, 2019
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