- The Washington Times - Monday, March 2, 2015

The family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry unveiled a statue in his honor Saturday at the renamed Brian Terry Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona.

“That iconic image of Brian carrying his BORTAC team member on his shoulders represents everything good about Brian, his strength, his determination, his attention to detail, his love for the Border Patrol and his love for his fellow agents,” Terry’s cousin, Robert Heyer, told Fox News.

Terry was killed in 2012 after a shootout with a Mexican gang. The gun used to kill him originated from the Justice Department’s botched gun-walking program, known as Operation Fast and Furious, which put 2,000 guns into smugglers’ hands.

Seven suspects have been charged in connection with his murder. One of them, Manuel Osorio-Arellanes was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder, though he maintains that he was not the shooter, Fox News reported.

Terry’s family established the Brian Terry Foundation to honor his memory and provide emotional and financial assistance for U.S. Border Patrol agents and their families.

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