Governor Abbott issues statement on loss of Texas National Guard soldier

'Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of the soldier

AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement on the Texas National Guard soldier who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Eagle Pass, Texas.

The Governor released the following statement:

“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.”

You can locate crisis support resources for military service members and veterans on the  Texas Military Department website here. You can also find mental health crisis resources on the Texas Human and Health Services website.

The Office of the Texas Governor provided the above statement and information.