Governor Abbott Statement On Loss Of Texas National Guard Soldier

October 4, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the Texas National Guard soldier who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Eagle Pass: 

"Cecilia and I are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of a soldier with the Texas National Guard. Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of the soldier. Texas Rangers are leading the investigation, as the Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety coordinate with local law enforcement. I ask all Texans to join Cecilia and me in praying for the soldier’s family during this heartbreaking time. And for any Texan who is in crisis, we urge you to seek help immediately from a family member, loved one, or a mental health service."

Crisis support resources for military service members and veterans can be found on the Texas Military Department website here: 

Mental health crisis resources can be found on the Texas Human and Health Services website here: