PHOENIX - The family of a slain Border Patrol agent has sued federal officials over the botched "Fast and Furious" gun operation, claiming they should have known it created a risk to law enforcement authorities.
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.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who was killed by friendly fire near the Arizona-Mexico border died from a gunshot wound to the head, an autopsy report released Wednesday concluded.
PHOENIX — Three U.S. Border Patrol agents responding to an alarm from a motion sensor were apparently in radio contact as they approached from opposite directions before opening fire on each other in the Arizona desert, leaving one agent dead, according to a sheriff’s report released Friday.
A border bandit from Sinaloa pleaded guilty Tuesday to murdering Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry during a mission to find drug traffickers and steal their marijuana.
Agent Brian Terry was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 14, 2010.
Richard Barlow is the third consecutive Tucson Sector chief to leave after less than a year.
The troubles of the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector, where two recent shootings have given the agency unwanted attention, now also include the loss of another sector chief.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday night sought dismissal of a lawsuit by a Republican-led House committee demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder produce records about the botched law enforcement probe of gun-trafficking called Operation Fast and Furious.
SAN DIEGO — The first of 20 individuals indicted in 2011 on charges of buying high-powered firearms in Arizona to be used by Mexican drug gangs was sentenced Monday in San Diego federal court to 57 months in prison.
Here is the list of agents who have died on duty in the Tucson Sector:
The slain agent, Nicholas Ivie, was a father of two based in Naco, the station just re-named after Brian Terry, who was killed in 2010. The shooting area is a longstanding smuggling corridor but considered generally safe by residents.
Attorney General Eric Holder knew nothing about operations Wide Receiver and Fast and Furious until after investigations ended, says the Justice Department's inspector general in a report released Wednesday. Other federal officials, however, were called negligent.
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed on Dec. 14, 2010, near the Arizona-Mexico border.
Bill Newell, special agent in charge of the Phoenix ATF, is accused of misleading higher-ups.
Federal agents and prosecutors in Arizona put the public at risk in their zeal to build big gunrunning cases in Tucson and Phoenix, a new Justice Department report says.
A U.S. Border Patrol truck blocks the road near where Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in an overnight shootout in December 2010 west of Rio Rico.
NACO — The U.S. Border Patrol will hold its grand opening Tuesday for its new station in Naco.