The body of Texas Army National Guard Specialist Bishop E. Evans, 22, has been recovered in Eagle Pass, Texas. Evans drowned while attempting to save migrants crossing from Mexico into the United States last week.
From Fox News:
Rep. Tony Gonzales’ office separately told Fox News Digital that the Republican congressman received information from Border Patrol that Evans’ body was found Monday morning.
“This morning SPC Evans’ body was found and identified by local authorities,” Gonzales said in a statement provided to Fox News Digital. “This young soldier made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of protecting and serving our country. He will never be forgotten.”
The Texas Military Department subsequently released a statement publicly confirming that Evans, assigned to Operation Lone Star, “has been found deceased following an exhaustive interagency search.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement on Evans’ death on Twitter, saying:
“We are heartbroken to learn of the death of SPC Bishop Evans. He heroically served his state & country. I want to thank all rescue teams that worked to locate this soldier. Join me & Cecilia in praying for the family & friends of SPC Evans.”
We are heartbroken to learn of the death of SPC Bishop Evans.
He heroically served his state & country.
I want to thank all rescue teams that worked to locate this soldier.
Join me & Cecilia in praying for the family & friends of SPC Evans. pic.twitter.com/xwSZlqEGhT
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 25, 2022