Border Patrol agent killed while rendering aid

Agent had stopped to help a motorist with a flat tire

Duty Death: James R. Dominguez - [Texas]

By PoliceOne Staff

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A Border Patrol agent was killed Thursday morning while rendering aid to a stranded driver, officials said.

James Dominguez, 41, had stopped to help a motorist with a flat tire and was picking up debris from the shoulder of Highway 90 when he was struck by a pickup, The San Antonio Express-News reported

Dominguez was an eight-year veteran of the agency.

"We mourn the loss of Agent Dominguez and offer our condolences to his family, friends and co-workers," Border Patrol spokesperson Dora Doyle said.

A DPS spokesperson said both the motorist and her husband tried unsuccessfully to aid Dominguez. The accident is under investigation.

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