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Hero border agent’s cap seen with bullet holes from Salvador Ramos

The off-duty Customs and Border Protection agent who killed Texas gunman Salvador Ramos was a hair’s breadth away from getting shot within the head – as is obvious in a photograph of the hero’s bullet-ripped cap.

The agent — a member of the CBP’s elite Border Patrol Tactical Unit, or BORTAC – was sporting the cap when he rushed into Robb Elementary School amid the rampage, Fox News reported.

The photograph obtained by Fox News exhibits an extended gash alongside the mesh part atop the black-and-white cap he was sporting because the bullet grazed his head.

The officer had exchanged rounds with Ramos, who was barricaded inside a fourth-grade classroom, however the agent managed to kill the gunman earlier than he may commit extra carnage.

The agent — a part of CBP’s Del Rio sector, which covers Uvalde — was educated in a way just like US particular forces.

BORTAC brokers are taught to deal with terror threats overseas and different chaos, comparable to riots at ICE detention amenities, NBC reported.

Police near Robb Elementary School following a shooting
The agent was a member of the CBP’s elite Border Patrol Tactical Unit, or BORTAC.
AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills
Slavador Ramos
The officer exchanged rounds with Ramos earlier than killing him.
Robb Elementary School
19 college students and two lecturers had been killed within the assault.
REUTERS/Nuri Vallbona

“U.S. Border Patrol Agents responded to a law enforcement request for assistance re an active shooter situation inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Upon entering the building, agents & other law enforcement officers faced gun fire from the subject, who was barricaded inside,” Marsha Espinosa, the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary of public affairs, said in a tweet on Tuesday.

“Risking their own lives, these Border Patrol Agents and other officers put themselves between the shooter and children on the scene to draw the shooter’s attention away from potential victims and save lives,” she added.

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