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Statement by Secretary Johnson on the Death of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega

Release Date: 
August 5, 2014

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, who was killed in South Texas on Sunday evening while off-duty. Agent Vega was based at the Kingsville Station of the Rio Grande Valley sector. He was a devoted husband and father, a Marine Corps veteran, and a proud member of the United States Border Patrol. He loved his country and served as a Border Patrol Agent for more than six years. DHS continues to support the investigation into his death in close collaboration with federal, state, and local law enforcement.

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Review Date: 
August 5, 2014
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