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
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A Border Patrol agent has been killed in Abilene, Texas, marking the first death of an agent on duty in 14 months.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan announced Sunday that Donna Doss, a 16-year veteran of the force, died while in the line of duty on Satuirday night. Her death marks the 128th time an agent has died while on duty since 1925.
“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
The Abilene Police Officer’s Association said Doss was struck by a car while helping local law and state enforcement. More