It is being reported that a border agent has been killed while on duty in Abilene, Texas.
The Washington Examiner reports 16-year veteran of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Donna Doss was killed in the line of duty.
Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced Sunday that the slain officer was killed on Saturday night.
“Last night, while on duty, United States Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss lost her life in Abilene, Texas. Agent Doss of Class 569 served for nearly 16 years. On behalf of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, my deepest condolences go out to her family and loved ones,” McAleenan said in a statement, as the Washington Examiner reports.
“Prayers tonight…officer down. Federal Agent in our area. Update: female border patrol agent was struck by a vehicle while assisting state police and Tye police on access road off Interstate 20,” the group said in a Facebook post.
The Washington Examiner adds:
CBP has not released additional information about the cause of the agent’s death or where she was stationed.
Abilene is home to a Border Patrol station that is part of the patrol’s Del Rio Sector in Texas.
The Abilene Station is located 250 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border crossing in Del Rio. The station’s agents focus on vehicle checks as Interstate 20 runs through the city.
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