Cornyn, Arrington, Gonzales Pass Bill to Honor Fallen Border Patrol Agent


In: All News   Posted 03/30/2022
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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 U.S. House of Representatives passed the Donna M. Doss Memorial Act, which would rename 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. “Known for her commitment to public safety and her family, I’m proud to see that Agent Doss’ legacy of service to Texas will live on at the Border Patrol Station in Rocksprings in her honor.”

 “Donna Doss valiantly served our country as a Border Patrol Agent for nearly 16 years and was tragically killed in the line of duty in 2019,” said Rep. Arrington. “Like many of her colleagues in law enforcement, Donna Doss is a hero for her courageous service to our country and sacrificed for her fellow man.”

 “Agent Doss embodied a life driven by public service and a commitment to her community, to Texas and to our country,” said Rep. Gonzales. “Her death is a solemn reminder of the sacrifices our men and women in green - and their families - make every day. I am proud to have her legacy live on in our district by renaming the Rocksprings Border Patrol station in her honor.”

 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).