Border Patrol Agent Dies in Line of Duty in Texas

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By Steve Neavling

A Border Patrol agent working in Texas died in the line of duty on Wednesday, The Washington Examiner reports.  

The agent was identified as Jorge Maldonado, who was a supervisor based out of Eagle Pass. 

The death was also confirmed by U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales, a Texas Republican, and a private Facebook post. 

The circumstances surrounding Moldonado’s death weren’t clear as of Thursday morning. CBP has yet to release information. 

But it appears Maldonado died as a result of a heat-related health incident, not an attack, according to two agents. 

Border Patrol Agent Chris Luna died in a helicopter crash in March.

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