The site where the DPS helicopter was threatened on Wednesday is the same area where alleged cartel members have shot at US Border Patrol from across the river over the past few months, most recently in February. No one was injured in that incident.
Texas Gov Greg Abbott, a Republican, retweeted the DPS helicopter video and pointed a finger of blame at President Joe Biden’s immigration policies.
‘Biden’s open border policies embolden the cartels to traffick [sic] women, children, & drugs & attack our law enforcement,’ Abbott tweeted. ‘God bless @TxDPS for putting their lives at risk to keep us safe.’
The shocking and tragic case unfolded around 1am on Monday, when Troopers Mack and Sisca pulled Webb over on suspicion of DUI – but then let her go free when they were called away to assist a man endangering himself by walking on the interstate.
About two miles down the interstate from where they pulled over Webb, the two troopers were helping the distressed pedestrian, 28-year-old Reyes Rivera Oliveras, get into their patrol car when Webb allegedly rammed into their police SUV at high speed, killing all three men.
Jayana Tanae Webb, 21, (left and inset) was hit with felony charges on Tuesday after she allegedly rammed two troopers on I-95 just moments after they had pulled her over on suspicion of drunk driving, killing them as well as a pedestrian. Surrounded by steely-faced troopers, Webb hunched over silently in a grey hoodie as she was escorted out of the Pennsylvania State Police Troop K barracks in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, wearing the handcuffs that had belonged to the two fallen troopers: Martin F. Mack III, 33, (top left) and Branden T. Sisca, 29 (bottom left). At around 1am on Monday, Troopers Mack and Sisca pulled Webb over on suspicion of DUI — but then let her go free when they were called away to assist a man endangering himself by walking on the interstate. About two miles down the interstate from where they pulled over Webb, the two troopers were helping the distressed pedestrian when Webb allegedly rammed all three men at high speed, killing them (crash scene right, top and bottom).
HARRISBURG, Pa. | Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy on Tuesday warned Pennsylvanians about organizations pretending to raise money to benefit the families of the two troopers killed on Monday, Martin Mack and Branden Sisca.
The moment came during a tense exchange with Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) who pressed Jackson on sex and gender issues amid controversy over biological male swimmer Lia Thomas storming to victory in the NCAA championships against female competitors.