Katko Honors CBP Agents Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Nation
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, honored those U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation in a statement for the Congressional Record. As the Biden Border Crisis continues to rapidly intensify, our nation’s CBP personnel are put in significant danger as they encounter determined human smugglers and are exposed to deadly drugs such as fentanyl as well as communicable diseases.
“The mission of CBP is broad and diverse. More than 60,000 men and women of CBP protect our borders at and between our ports of entry,” wrote Ranking Member Katko. “They protect Americans against terrorists and the instruments of terror. They enforce our laws and help boost our economic security and prosperity by facilitating trade and travel. While the roles they play each day may differ, the men and women of CBP share one common goal: to keep our country a safe, secure, and resilient place where the American way of life can thrive. They provide selfless service to our country, and they do so with honor and distinction under an ever-present and evolving threat.”
Since December 2019, we have lost 37 CBP personnel in the line of duty.
Ranking Member Katko continued, “I wish to pay tribute to the agents, officers and employees who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our Nation by honoring 37 courageous men and women of CBP that have died in the line of duty. Today, we commemorate these brave men and women, celebrate their lives, and offer their families and loved ones our continued support. They have earned the respect and appreciation of a grateful nation.”
Read the full statement in the Congressional Record here.