Cornyn, Arrington, Gonzales Bill to Honor Fallen Border Patrol Agent Signed Into Law


In: All News   Posted 05/05/2022
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Rocksprings Border Patrol Station Renamed after Agent Donna Doss 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), U.S. Representative Jodey Arrington (TX-19) and U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales (TX-23) today released the following statements after the President signed into law the Donna M. Doss Memorial Act, which renames the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Rocksprings, Texas in Agent Doss’s honor:  

“Officers like Agent Doss who are lost in the line of duty remind us of the courageous sacrifices that law enforcement, and their families, make each day,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I’m proud to see her commitment to public safety live on at the Border Patrol Station in Rocksprings in her honor. May her years of service and leadership be an example for future generations.”

“Like too many in her profession, Donna Doss made the greatest sacrifice protecting her community and the country she loved,” said Rep. Arrington. “The Donna Doss Border Patrol station will serve as a symbol to honor her, her legacy, her family, and all law enforcement who risk their lives to protect their fellow countrymen as Donna Doss did. I pray that her family finds some comfort in this legislation being signed into law.” 

“The loss of Agent Doss is a tragic reminder of the dangers our Border Patrol agents and law enforcement face every time they put on their uniform,” said Rep. Gonzales.  “The Donna M. Doss Border Patrol Station in Rocksprings will be a solemn reminder of the ultimate sacrifice she made and cement her legacy of service and heroism for generations to come.”

 Background:

Agent Doss had served more than 15 years in the Border Patrol when she was killed in the line of duty on February 2, 2019 after she was struck by a vehicle in Tye, Texas. Sen. Cornyn honored Agent Doss on the Senate floor following her tragic death in February 2019 and first introduced this bill in September 2020.

This legislation is supported by the National Border Patrol Council and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA).