A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent died while working in Texas on Saturday according to officials.
“Agent Doss died while performing her duty, protecting the community and the United States,” Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak said. “Our heart, prayers, and support go out to Agent Doss’ family in this time of need.”
CBP mourns the loss of USBP Agent Donna Doss. Agent Doss died in the line of duty last night after being struck by a passing vehicle while responding to a call for assistance from Texas DPS. Our thoughts are with Agent Doss’ family, friends & colleagues. https://t.co/k5nVD6ebq5 pic.twitter.com/hLC9SNJx9v
— CBP (@CBP) February 3, 2019
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
This is a terrible loss. Rest in eternal peace agent Donna Doss! America is eternally grateful for your great sacrifice while protecting our country. I’m praying for her family and friends, I am sure they were very proud of her. May God bless them and keep them strong in this heartwrenching time.
May she and those who knew and loved her know peace.
Never imagine that the service and the sacrifice are unnoticed or unappreciated. pic.twitter.com/48IQTh3i63
— karen ❤ (@i_sing_my_heart) February 3, 2019
Thank you and RIP Agent Doss, your service with action is honor and truth. #HonorFirst – Wishing comfort to family/friends of Agent Doss from CONUS and OCONUS members
— brighthorizons (@govbordersense) February 3, 2019
My condolences to her family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues – my thoughts are with you.
Please know that we’re all so very grateful for her service, and for all those who put themselves in harm’s way for the rest of us.
— Rick (@squiddy61) February 4, 2019