New Border Patrol station named after slain agent
NACO, Ariz. (AP) – The U.S. Border Patrol held its grand opening of a new station in Arizona that was named after an agent killed in a firefight with bandits north of the Mexican border.
The station in Naco is named after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. He was mortally wounded in the December 2010 firefight.
Two guns found at the scene were bought by a member of a gun smuggling ring that was being monitored in the government’s botched gun smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.
The new Border Patrol station, along with an interim building, covers more than 40 acres and can accommodate more than 450 agents and support workers.
Terry’s cousin, Robert Heyer, attended Tuesday’s dedication. Terry’s death has left a void, but Heyer says family members see the new station as a great honor.