American Agent Dies Rescuing Migrants


Mya Nethaway

On Friday, April 22, 2022 a man named Bishop Evans vanished while trying to save migrants struggling to cross the Rio Grande. Evans was a Texas National Guard member.

Evans was identified Sunday, April 24, 2022 as a 22-year-old man who joined the service three years ago. Bishop Evans of Arlington was identified by the Texas Military Department as a field artilleryman to a regiment in New Braunfels, outside San Antonio. 

Evans was serving on Operation Lone Star in Eagle Pass, about 140 miles southwest of San Antonio, when he jumped in the river Friday in what the department called a “selfless” effort to save two migrants who appeared to be drowning. The department said they accused the migrants Saturday of being involved in drug trafficking and they were in the custody of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.