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Funeral in Detroit for Border Patrol agent killed in Arizona
12:29 PM, Dec 22, 2010
11:49 PM, Dec 26, 2010
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officials are
remembering a Border Patrol agent who was killed during a battle
along the US-Mexico border.
The funeral for Brian Terry was held at Greater Grace Temple in
Detroit. It began just after 11:00 a.m. Hundred of police officers
and US Border Patrol agents were in attendance. The catholic
funeral service was also attended by Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano who called Terry "an exceptional agent - a true
Napolitano also thanked the Terry family for inviting her and
told them she had a personal note for them from the President.
Terry was with a team of agents in Arizona as they tracked a
group of men in a canyon on the Arizona side of the border. As they
tracked the bandits, a gun battle broke out and Terry was
Four of the bandits were arrested in the confrontation. They are
believed to be part of a group of thieves who rob drug smugglers
and illegal immigrants as the make their way into the United
States. After today's service, the chief of US Customs and Border
Protection promised to continue the work Terry was so dedicated to
and to find and prosecute the men who murdered him.
Terry is a Flat Rock native who served in the Marines and as a
police officer in Ecorse and Lincoln Park before joining the border
patrol in 2007. He is survived by his mother father, brother and
two sisters. He will be laid to rest at Michigan Memorial Park in
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