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Border Patrol fallen heroes from Rio Grande Valley recognized in Memorial Resolution

Release Date: 
May 3, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. and State Representative Eddie Lucio III recognized Harlingen Border Patrol Agents

Border Patrol agents recognized at Texas State Capitol
Border Patrol agents recognized at
Texas State Capitol

Susan L. Rodriguez, Ricardo G. Salinas, Jeremy M. Wilson and Travis W. Attaway, who died in the line of duty, with memorial resolutions at the Capitol on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

The resolutions were prepared as an expression of the high regard the Texas House of Representatives holds for fallen agents. The proclamations were read on the house floor among legislative representatives and agents from the Harlingen Station.

In addition to the resolutions, Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge Orlando Sanchez was recognized for his service to the State of Texas through his actions during the incident that took the lives of Border Patrol Agents Susan Rodriguez and Ricardo Salinas. Both were shot and killed while responding to an active shooter near San Benito in 1998. Representative Eddie Lucio III documented the resolutions as Ricardo Salinas H.R. 1637 and Susan Rodriguez H.R. 1640

Agents Jeremy Wilson and Travis Attaway died in 2004 after they were ejected from their vessel while on patrol in the Rio Grande. H.R. 1639 and H.R. 1638 were documented to memorialize their deaths.

Senator Lucio also presented a State Flag flown above the Capitol to the Harlingen Station in honor of the fallen agents. "On behalf of the RGV Sector family, we thank Senator Lucio and State Representative Lucio III for their efforts in honoring our fallen agents who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country,” said Harlingen Station Patrol Agent in Charge Henry Leo. “This is a symbol of promise to their families that we will never forget their loved ones"

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Last modified: 
May 4, 2017