FBI Increases Reward In Death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent


The El Paso FBI is announcing a $50,000 reward for information leading to the resolution of the investigation into the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez and the injury of another agent. The State of Texas has offered a $20,000 reward. In total, a reward of $70,000 is now being offered.

On November 18, 2017, at approximately 11:20 p.m. CST, U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Van Horn Station in the Big Bend Sector, located two injured Border Patrol Agents in a culvert area adjacent to Interstate 10, about 12 miles east of Van Horn, Texas. The Border Patrol Agents provided the injured Agents with immediate medical care and transported them to a local Van Horn hospital.

Both Agents sustained traumatic head injuries, along with other miscellaneous physical injuries. At a local hospital in Van Horn, it was determined both of the Agents’ injuries were severe and required advanced medical care. The injured Agents were airlifted separately to a local hospital in El Paso, Texas.

Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez succumbed to his injuries and died in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 19, 2017.

The FBI is asking anyone with information about this tragic incident to contact the FBI 24 hours a day at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or online at tips.fbi.gov. The FBI is aggressively investigating all leads coming in from the public and through investigative activities.