You’ve probably never heard of Rob Krentz.
Before March 27, there really wasn’t any reason you would have.
Since then, however, there’s every reason you should know the name and the man and the circumstances of his death.
But unless you read local Arizona news or ranching publications, you’ll know nothing about what happened to Rob Krentz on his ranch that day.
The reason you know nothing is because there’s a concerted effort by pro-illegal immigration advocates in government and media to keep silent on this story.
Think about it. Did you see any headlines about an innocent American rancher gunned down on his own property?
The truth is, even the cold-blooded murder of an American citizen on his own land by an illegal alien doesn’t bother them because they’re hell bent for leather to keep our borders open, allow illegals to cross with impunity and to give those already here illegally the precious gift of American citizenship.
If you’re a patriotic, law-abiding American and this doesn’t make you livid, you are more than a fool.
Robert Krentz operated the 35,000-acre family ranch with 1,000 head of cattle located some 12 miles from the Mexican border and near the city of Douglas, Ariz. He worked with his wife, Sue, and their three children on land that’s been in his family since 1907.
That’s three generations, 103 years of blood, sweat and tears to maintain a business that is nothing, if not tough.
Krentz had a reputation of generosity and was known for helping anyone in need, including illegals needing water or medical aid.
His eldest son, Andy, told Fox News that his “father was a very good family man. He supported his kids, supported his family. He went out of his way to help anybody we could … it didn’t matter who they were.”
So what happened that Saturday?
Krentz was checking fencing and water lines on the ranch and mid morning, he radioed his brother Phil that he’d encountered an illegal on the property.
A neighbor told the Arizona Daily Star that she heard that transmission on the area radio network. Wendy Glenn said Rob Krentz told his brother, “There’s an illegal alien here that needs help. … I’m out on such and such windmill … Please call the Border Patrol.” The brother replied, “I can’t hear you.”
When Krentz didn’t show up for a noon appointment, Phil Krentz called the police.
A search was launched and late that night, Robert Krentz was found slumped over in his ATV, shot to death. His dog had also been shot and was so badly injured, it had to be put down.
The Cochise County sheriff’s office told the Arizona Daily Star that the body was found 1,000 feet from where the shooting occurred. The ATV had its lights on and the engine running.
Sheriff Larry Dever said there were spinout marks in the dirt, indicating Krantz was trying to get away from his attacker. Deputies and tracking dogs followed a single set of footprints south to the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s assumed the killer crossed that border. Mexican authorities have been notified.
The chances of finding the murderer are slim to none.
Dever told the Daily Star they don’t have a motive but retaliation might be a factor. The day before the shooting, Phil Krentz reported drug smuggling activity on the ranch to the Border Patrol.
Approximately 290 pounds of marijuana were found, and tracks led to eight illegal aliens who were arrested. The Border Patrol said none were prosecuted because of lack of evidence. All were in custody at the time of Rob Krentz’ murder.
Cochise County is a hotbed of illegal aliens crossing the border as well as drug running and human trafficking. Former Rep. Tom Tancredo said he saw live video from one Cochise County hidden camera in March. It showed 500 to 1,000 illegals every day!
That’s one camera in one county in one state. The totals are staggering.
The Krentz ranch, and others in the area, are constantly on guard against intrusions by illegals with repeated calls to authorities about property damage, livestock theft and killing, theft, carjackings and home invasions.
In 2002, two illegals who’d butchered a calf on the Krentz ranch were tried, found guilty, served 51 days in jail and ordered to pay $200 in restitution. Not a cent was paid. The men were released.
In 2005, Krentz told KOLD-TV they were being overrun and that in the prior five years, it had cost them more than $5 million in damages.
Every ranch owner repeatedly asks the Border Patrol for more surveillance and increased protection – to no avail.
There’s always a reason it can’t be done. It’s always money. The county blames the state; the state blames the feds; the feds ignore it and tap dance about border security.
But the buck does stop, and it stops in Washington in the Oval Office. Ultimately, the responsibility for protecting the borders of this country rests with Washington.
The feds have the power and the constitutional duty to protect American citizens and their property from a foreign invasion.
That is exactly what this is.
Mexicans, and others from scores of countries, are invading the United States. It’s daily and ongoing and our own government ignores it, tolerates it and allows it.
Even worse, they want to make it legal and reward the millions of lawbreakers already here.
We have the ludicrous “negotiations” by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to devise an amnesty plan the president has said he’ll sign.
Meanwhile three border governors want the National Guard sent to the border.
Hello? Washington? Anyone home? Anyone care?
If not, why not? Americans are dying, and it’s your fault.
Meanwhile, Robert Krentz is still dead.