Fallen Agent: ROGELIO MARTINEZ
DOB: January 15, 1981
Entered: August 12, 2013
End of Watch: November 19, 2017
Title: Border Patrol Agent
On November 18, 2017, Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was patrolling
along Interstate 10 in a remote area outside of Van Horn, Texas, when fellow
agents were alerted that he and another agent were in distress. When fellow
agents located Agent Martinez, he was unresponsive and severely injured. Agent
Martinez was taken to the local hospital in Van Horn and later transported to a
medical center in El Paso, Texas, where he succumbed to his injuries on
November 19, 201?. The circumstances surrounding the death of Agent Martinez
are still being investigated.Agent Martinez entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on August 12, 2013,
as a member of the 1U 181*‘ session of the Border Patrol Academy, and he was
assigned to the Van Horn Station in the Big Bend Sector. Agent Martinez served
with the United States Border Patrol for over 4 years.