Border Patrol agents in the El Paso Sector gathered Thursday morning to honor their fellow agents who gave their lives in the service of protecting U.S. borders.
An alleged cartel member stabbed Agent Morales repeatedly, then-Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said.
A statement from the El Paso Police Department obtained by Breitbart Texas states the incident began on May 20, 2017, when off-duty Agent Morales and his girlfriend walked to their car from a bar they attended.
The second agent honored in Thursday morning’s ceremony is Agent Rogelio Martinez who died in November 2017.
El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Hull also address the family members, supporters, and fellow agents gathered to pay their respects.