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Motorcade for fallen DPS Special Agent to arrive in El Paso at 2:30 p.m.

UPDATE #2 - The arrival of the motorcade for fallen Special Agent Anthony Salas has been delayed to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

"Thank you all for your patience during this time," wrote Lt. Elizabeth Carter in an email.

UPDATE #1 - A motorcade for Special Agent Anthony Salas is scheduled to arrive in E Paso at noon on Sunday.

According to the Department of Public Safety, the West Texas Region Honor Guard will escort the fallen agent and members of his family to Atlantic Aviation (1751 Shuttle Columbia Dr).

The motorcade is then set to travel from Atlantic Aviation to Crestview Funeral Home (1462 North Zaragoza).

Members of the public are asked to stay on Boeing Drive to allow space for the motorcade.

ORIGINAL STORY: SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Texas Department of Safety is mourning the loss of a special agent from El Paso.

According to the department, DPS Special Agent Anthony Salas, 37, was was involved in a 'tragic accident' near Eagle Pass while working on a tactical mission in Maverick County on Friday.

Authorities say Salas was initially transported to Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center, but was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio, where he died Saturday morning at 11 a.m. surrounded by his family.

On the tactical mission near Eagle Pass, Salas was part of a DPS Special Operations Group working jointly with the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit. Authorities have not released the details of the accident to the public.

Special Agent Salas joined the Department of Public Safety in 2013, according to the department. He was originally stationed in El Paso. Prior to that, he served as a Texas Highway Patrol trooper and was a special agent in the department's Criminal Investigations Division.

Salas was also a member of the DPS West Texas Special Response Team. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

Kate Bieri

Kate Bieri is ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom reporter and co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend evening newscasts.

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    1. The hilarious part is that he claims to have police reports on both you and I, which obviously is another of his lies since such docu.ments don’t exist, but yet he can’t get your address. What an idiot.

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