Border Patrol Agent, Brian A. Terry, 40 yrs old. He was shot and killed after encountering several suspects near Rio Rico. A fifth suspect remain at large.
He was waiting with three other agents when the gun battle erupted. Terry died in the shooting. None of the other agents were injured.
The shooting happened just after 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Peck Canyon area north of Nogales in Santa Cruz County.
The shooting occurred in the Border Patrol's Tucson sector, the busiest gateway for illegal immigrants into the United States. Half of the marijuana seizures along the 1,969-mile southern border are made in the sector, which covers 262 miles of the boundary.
Terry, who is from the Detroit area, was unmarried and didn't have children; he is survived by his parents, a brother and two sisters.
Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry. Age 40 of Arizona.
Loving Son of Josephine Terry and Kent (Carol) Terry. Dear Brother of Michelle (Michael) Balogh, Kent Terry, and Kelly (Ron) Willis. Grandson of Agatha Staugl. He is also survived by several Nieces and Nephews.∼Killed in the line of duty while engaged in a BORTAC (Border Patrol Tactical Unit) mission near Fresno Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
The cenotaph marks the location where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was mortally wounded. It was built during two consecutive weekends in December of 2012.
See Findagrave # 62943622 for burial information.
"You are allowed to sleep peacefully at night because rough men stand at the ready to do violence on your behalf." ~George Orwell
IN MEMORY OF BORDER PATROL AGENT BRIAN A. TERRY, OUR BROTHER WHO SERVED AND PROTECTED OUR COUNTRY WITH HONOR, INTEGRITY AND DIGNITY. KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY 15 DECEMBER 2010.