Criminal accusations leveled against Border Patrol agents are not unheard of, but what makes a current case in Tucson federal court unusual is that it made it to trial at all.
WASHINGTON — Border Patrol agents would be willing to give up time-and-a-half overtime pay if it meant they would not have to be furloughed as part of mandated federal spending cuts, their union president testified Friday.
This memorial was erected where Brian Terry died in the area known as Mesquite Seep, west of Rio Rico. Terry's colleagues and civilian volunteers built the memorial with stones they found nearby.
Two years after bandits killed U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, visible progress has finally occurred in the criminal cases and internal investigations that exploded afterward.
Christy Ivie, wife of slain Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, carries daughter Raigan, center, and follows the casket out of the LDS meetinghouse in Sierra Vista. An aunt holds the Ivies' other daughter, Presley, at right.
Mounted Border Patrol agents flank the hearse carrying the body of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, who was a member of the horse patrol team in the Border Patrol's station in Naco.
The tamed mustang "Mouse" that Nicholas Ivie rode in the Border Patrol walked with an empty saddle and Ivie's boots in the stirrups. A horse-led procession brought Ivie's body from a Sierra Vista funeral home.
Nicholas Ivie's brother, father and other family members were among the many at the funeral. Ivie died Tuesday when he was shot in what federal investigators believe was an accidental exchange of gunfire at night.
SIERRA VISTA - Slain Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie died in a "beautiful" area he knew well, his brother told mourners Monday at the agent's funeral service.