Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally Statement on the Death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez

November 19, 2017
Press Release

TUCSON, AZ—U.S. Representative Martha McSally, Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee on the House Committee on Homeland Security, today released the following statement on the passing of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez:

“The senseless death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was murdered along our southwest border in Texas, should be a wakeup call to our country that we must have the resolve to secure our border and protect Americans from deadly threats like these. We must provide our Border Patrol Agents with the strategy, tools, and resources they need to carry their crucial mission to keep our borders secure and our communities safe. They are on the frontlines, and they need us to have their back.

My thoughts and prayers tonight are with the grieving family of Agent Martinez. He paid the ultimate price while serving to keep us safe. His partner is in serious condition and needs our prayers as well.”