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Border Patrol agent dies in line of duty

Posted: 5:52 PM, Feb 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-03 18:52:48-05

DEL RIO, Texas – On February 2, 2019, Border Patrol Agent Donna Doss died in the line of duty in Tye, Texas.

At 8:50 p.m. Saturday, Agent Doss, a 49-year-old Resident Agent, with the United States Border Patrol, in Abilene, TX responded to a call for assistance from Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) trooper on the Interstate 20 frontage road. While on the scene, she was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.

Emergency Medical Services responded, but Agent Doss succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by TXDPS.

Agent Doss served in the Border Patrol for more than 15 years and is survived by her husband, father, mother, two step-children, sister and two brothers.

Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak expressed his condolences to family, classmates, friends, and co-workers of Agent Doss.

“Agent Doss died while performing her duty, protecting the community and the United States.  Our heart, prayers, and support go out to Agent Doss’ family in this time of need,” said Chief Hudak.

Agent Doss entered on duty November 3, 2003 as part of the 569th Session of the Border Patrol Academy and later graduated with Class 584 on June 6, 2005. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to provide updates as appropriate.