Just saw this on FoxNewsLive, and they reported Agent Terry is a Prior Military Service member...
Just hope this sad tragic news never gets dismissed as commonplace, but fear that is how some Americans see it nowadays.
And a special thanks to Our taxpayer funded government, for equipping our brave Border Patrol, and issuing statements of outrage and contempt when things like this occur
More of the story here...
Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona
Published December 15, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. -- A U.S. Border Patrol agent was gunned down after he encountered several suspects who were targeting illegal immigrants for robbery in southern Arizona, officials said Wednesday.
Agent Brian A. Terry, 40, was killed late Tuesday near Rio Rico, Ariz., according to a statement released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials.
At least four suspects are in custody and another is still being pursued.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Terry family for their tragic loss," CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin said in a statement. "Our commitment to Agent Terry and his family is that we will do everything possible to bring to justice those responsible for this despicable act."
The FBI and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office are investigating Terry's death.
Terry, who was a member of CBP's special response team, grew up near Detroit and graduated from Flat Rock High School in 1988, according to the Arizona Republic.
KOLD-TV in Tucson reports the incident occurred just after 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Peck Canyon area north of Nogales.
The leader of a union representing Border Patrol agents said Terry was trying to catch bandits who target illegal immigrants for robbery.
National Border Patrol Council President T.J. Bonner said Terry was waiting with three other agents in a remote area north of Nogales when a gun battle began. A CBP spokesman would not confirm that account.