You know that secured border that we have?
On Thursday, reports surfaced that one of our border agents had lost his life in a shootout with smugglers off the coast of Puerto Rico.
Three other agents were injured during the exchange.
As if we did not have enough problems along our southern border, now agents are losing their lives on maritime patrols.
The incident occurred just off the coast of Cabo Rojo.
CBP agents were approaching a vessel they believed was carrying illegal substances that was illegally coming into US waters.
Shots were exchanged between agents and the boat, with one agent being killed, three others injured, and one suspect also being killed.
The agency stated, “The Marine Agents suffered various gunshot injuries.
“The agents are being airlifted by CBP and Coast Guard to the Puerto Rico Trauma Center.”
Secretary Mayorkas added, “These are brave members of our Air and Marine Operations … the difficulty of this job cannot be compared to the difficulty that our frontline personnel face every day.
“Their bravery and selfless service should be recognized.”
The people of this country regularly recognize the efforts of these agents.
It is Mayorkas and this administration that disrespect them.
Have we ever heard an apology regarding #Whipgate?
Source: New York Post