President Trump remembered a fallen Border Patrol agent at an event on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
“Here with us today is the family of Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez from El Paso, Texas,” he told the crowd. “Agent Martinez worked on the dangerous part of the southern border, a part you’ve been reading about so much lately and a part we’re doing a lot with. Agent Martinez took immense pride and joy in serving his country as a Border Patrol agent.”
“He was extremely proud of what he did. Every day he would go to work and risk his life to keep America safe. Roger said he wanted to prevent terrorists and drugs from coming into our country. We all do. We’re going to get it done. But that’s exactly what he did.”
POTUS praised Martinez for “bravely [confronting] the cartels, the smugglers, the human traffickers, the gangs that threaten our communities. One night last November, Agent Martinez died in the line of duty. It was horrific. It was violent. And he was brave.” (RELATED: Trump Was Leaving Event When He Turned Around, Extended Hand To Melania, And Led Her Through The Crowd)
Trump also praised his “profound and unselfish love of country.”