Border patrol officer killed in the line of duty – hundreds come out to honor her

When Donna Doss responded to a call for assistance from a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper she didn’t hesitate to assist.

The mother-of-two, who had been a border patrol agent for nearly 16 years, worked as a resident agent, so was responsible for an entire region.

But tragically while attending the scene Donna was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.

Now, almost 500 people, including hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the country, gathered at a memorial ceremony to honor her.

Officers even walked her trusted horse down to her casket to remember his partner.



Female Border Patrol Agent, Mother of Two, Killed in Line of Duty
Border Patrol Agent Family Network

The 49-year-old was killed instantly when responding to the incident in Abilene on Feb. 2. An investigation into the crash has begun.

Protected the community

Donna is survived by her husband, father, mother, two-step children, sister, and two brothers.

Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak said, “Agent Doss died while performing her duty, protecting the community and the United States. Our heart, prayers, and support go out to Agent Doss’ family in this time of need,” he said in a statement.

At her funeral Donna was remembered for being ambitious, determined and very proud of the badge she wore every day, according to the Washington Examiner.

El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez said, “Donna was very passionate about the job she did. She was very proud of her title, Border Patrol agent. She couldn’t believe she got to wear the uniform everyday, put the badge on.”

Fundraiser organized


One agent said the minute she showed up at a scene, “You knew everything was gonna be OK.”

The Border Patrol Agent Family Network has started a a fundraiser to help the Doss family. More than $17,000 has been raised in just nine days.

Donna was part of the Horse Patrol Unit and would often choose to go out with her horse alone and patrol the border rather than take a vehicle.

Officers led her horse down the aisle to her casket to say goodbye at the end of the ceremony.

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