MAVERICK COUNTY – The Texas Division of Public Security mentioned Saturday that Particular Agent Anthony Salas was killed in a car accident whereas conducting “tactical operations” close to the U.S.-Mexico border in Maverick County.
Based on info launched by DPS, Salas was a part of a Particular Operations Group working collectively with the US Border Patrol BORTAC close to Eagle Move on Friday, Jan. 21.
Authorities haven’t launched particular particulars of what occurred throughout the operation however did say that round 7:30 p.m., Salas was transported by native emergency employees to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Heart earlier than he was airlifted to College Hospital in San Antonio.
The 37-year-old was pronounced lifeless simply after 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22. He died surrounded by his family members, in response to DPS officers.
Salas joined the division again in 2013 and was stationed in El Paso. He was a state trooper earlier than his promotion to particular agent throughout the Felony Investigations Divison. Previous to that, Salas served in the USA Marine Corps.
Texas elected officers launched the next statements Saturday:
Gov. Greg Abbott |
“I’m saddened to listen to that DPS Particular Agent Anthony Salas was killed in a horrific car accident within the line of obligation in Eagle Move. This tragedy is a somber reminder of the selfless sacrifices our legislation enforcement make as they work to maintain us secure. I ask Texans to hitch Cecilia and me in praying for Agent Salas’ household as they grieve this unimaginable loss.”
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick |
“Please be part of Jan and me in prayer for Particular Agent Anthony Salas and his household, after he was killed in an accident whereas engaged on the border. Texans know that our legislation enforcement officers take care of ever-present hazard, each single day, to maintain Texas communities secure. It is a somber reminder of that truth.
“President Biden’s open border coverage and refusal to even admit there’s a disaster on the border places legislation enforcement lives in danger on daily basis.”
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