Gunmen ambush Border agents, killing one and wounding another

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner
10/2/2012

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another agent was wounded Tuesday during a shootout with suspects believed to be members of a Mexican drug cartel, according to a law enforcement source.

Ironically, the agents were ambushed in Naco, Arizona, not far from the Border Patrol station recently named for the late Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was also murdered by drug-smugglers using a gun connected to the Operation Fast and Furious debacle.

Border Patrol Agent Nicolas Ivie, 30, was part of a three-man patrol on horseback when they were ambushed by the suspects. Ivie and another agent were shot while the third agent suffered no injuries, according to Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council, the agents’ union.

The agents on patrol were responding to one of the alarm sensors along the border when they were ambushed. While Ivie died at the scene, his wounded partner was taken to a hospital emergency room via helicopter…

…U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent Christopher Crane, President of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, the union representing America’s more than 7,000 ICE agents and personnel, and Border Patrol agent George McCubbin, President of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing America’s more than 17,000 border agents and personnel, both blasted President Barack Obama’s de facto “Dream Act,” and the actions of superiors at their respective agencies…

The complete article is at Law Enforcement Examiner.

Update: Slain Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie mourned; second BP agent released from hospital; Update: Two arrested

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, was married and the father of two children. See the Officer Down page for info on how to send condolences to his family…

 

Border Patrol Agent Nicolas Ivie (1982-2012) R.I.P. Credits: CBP Gallery

 

 

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