US Funeral for Border Patrol agent held in El Paso

03:20  26 november  2017
03:20  26 november  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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Services are being held for a Border Patrol agent in Texas who died nearly a week ago from head and other injuries. A private funeral mass was underway Saturday afternoon in El Paso for Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez.

EL PASO , Texas (AP) — Pallbearers carried a U.S. flag-draped coffin into a West Texas church for the funeral of a Border Patrol agent who died last weekend from head and other injuries. A private funeral mass was underway Saturday afternoon in El Paso for Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez.

This image distributed by the FBI on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 in El Paso, Texas, shows a request for information in the death of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Rogelio Martinez who succumbed to traumatic head injuries and broken bones suffered while on duty. Martinez died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 and his partner, whose name has not been released, was seriously injured. They were found late Saturday in a culvert near Van Horn, Texas, about 30 miles from the border with Mexico. (FBI via AP) © The Associated Press This image distributed by the FBI on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 in El Paso, Texas, shows a request for information in the death of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Rogelio Martinez who succumbed to traumatic head injuries and broken bones suffered while on duty. Martinez died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 and his partner, whose name has not been released, was seriously injured. They were found late Saturday in a culvert near Van Horn, Texas, about 30 miles from the border with Mexico. (FBI via AP)

EL PASO, Texas — Pallbearers carried a U.S. flag-draped coffin into a West Texas church for the funeral of a Border Patrol agent who died last weekend from head and other injuries.

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For Border Patrol Agent Held In El PasoA private funeral mass was underway Saturday afternoon in El Paso for Border Patrol Agent Rogelio EL PASO (AP) — Family, friends and law enforcement officers converged on West Texas Saturday to mourn a Border Patrol agent whose death last

A private funeral mass was held Saturday afternoon in El Paso for Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez. Border Patrol spokesman Ramiro Cordero said the turnout by law officers "honors" Martinez for his sacrifice in protecting U.S. borders .

A private funeral mass was underway Saturday afternoon in El Paso for Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was expected to be among the mourners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The El Paso Times reports that a firetruck parked near the church displayed an American flag atop a ladder.

The cause of Martinez's death Sunday is under investigation. His partner, whose name hasn't been released, was seriously injured.

Both agents were found Nov. 18 in a culvert near Van Horn, 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the Mexican border and 110 miles (175 kilometers) southeast of El Paso.

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Information from: El Paso Times, http://www.elpasotimes.com

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