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vailpass 10-02-2012 11:44 AM

US Border Patrol Agent Shot, Killed In Arizona
 
Murdered on our territory by foreign hostiles. Re-deploy our military troops to the border now. Federal government says border security is under their authority? Then act.

U.S. Border Patrol agent shot, killed in Arizona near Mexico border

by Cassondra Strande and D.S. Woodfill - Oct. 2, 2012 10:18 AM
The Republic | azcentral.com

One Border Patrol agent was killed and another seriously injured in a shooting early Tuesday near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to authorities.

Three agents were on foot at about 1:30 a.m. about 7 miles east of Bisbee responding to a ground sensor that had triggered, said Carol Capas, a Cochise County Sheriff's Office spokesman.


Capas said the agents reported over the radio that they had come under fire as they were following a trail into the area. Earlier reports from authorities stated erroneously that they were on horseback.

When deputies arrived, one of the agents had died and another suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries, she said.

No suspects were in custody, and Capas she could provide any details on the shooters including how many there were, or what they were doing in the area.

The injured agent sustained non-life-threatening wounds and was flown to a hospital, according to Crystal Amarillas, a spokeswoman for the Tucson Sector Border Patrol.

George McCubbin, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a work union representing border agents called the National Border Patrol Council, said the injured agent had undergone surgery at the University of Arizona Medical Center and is doing well.

Border patrol has not identified the agents involved.

The shooting is being investigated by the FBI and the Cochise County Sheriff's Office. The deceased agent left behind a wife and two children, he said.

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, who represents the eighth district, released a statement saying "This morning I spoke to Border Patrol leaders for the Tucson Sector to offer my condolences to the men and women of the Border Patrol. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of the agent who today made the ultimate sacrifice for his country."

"This is a powerful reminder that our borders are far from secure and that every day the courageous men and women of the Border Patrol put their lives on the line while protecting the citizens of Arizona and the United States," the statement said. "We need to redouble our efforts to secure the border and ensure the safety of Border Patrol agents."

Beth Kempshall, state director of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, a counter-narcotics entity, said the shootout occurred in "a traditional smuggling corridor for the Sinaloa Cartel."

Marc Denney, a Cochise County Sheriff's commander over the Border Alliance Group Task Force, said the shooting occurred in a known smuggling area. "Basically ambushed," he added. "It's rough terrain. Rocky and very hilly. A lot of low-lying brush."

Denney said law enforcement were swarming the area this morning, looking for suspects. "There's hope that we'll be able to track them," he said. "But there is enough of a gap that they may have had time to go south" across border into Mexico.

All three agents were assigned to the Brian Terry Station, Amarillas said. The station is located in Naco and was named in September in honor of a slain border patrol agent.

Terry, 40, was the last U.S. Border Patrol Agent killed on duty. He was shot in a shootout in December 2010 about 13 miles north of the border at Nogales.

Two guns found at the scene were bought by a member of a ring that was being monitored in the government's gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that has led Congress' investigation of Fast and Furious, said the shooting is "a tragic reminder of the dangers the brave men and women who guard our borders face every day... Authorities must investigate the full circumstances of this shooting. I urge everyone to think of the families of these agents and avoid drawing conclusions before relevant facts are known."

The tragedy prompted immediate calls for increased enforcement from border security hawks.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the agents' families at this difficult time," said Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.. "Violence along Arizona's border cannot be tolerated by the federal government any longer. The federal government must commit the necessary resources to secure the border, because that's simply not happening right now."

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...#ixzz28AGlrvRx

KILLER_CLOWN 10-02-2012 12:49 PM

Time to look the other way, just don't shoot the dealers as they cross because they work for the CIA.

fan4ever 10-02-2012 01:36 PM

Eh, not important...wrong party in power.

Donger 10-02-2012 01:39 PM

That sucks. Time for Predators.

vailpass 10-02-2012 01:48 PM

People here are wondering if we will hear any response over this incident from our federal government, the government that prevents us from securing our own borders and tells us they will handle it.

We already know how worthless Napolitano is on this issue, wondering what else they can do to make secure our border.

Brock 10-02-2012 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fan4ever (Post 8970781)
Eh, not important...wrong party in power.

Because republicans care about illegal immigration.....in election years, anyway.

vailpass 10-02-2012 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brock (Post 8970815)
Because republicans care about illegal immigration.....in election years, anyway.

This isn't about partisan politics, not even entirely about illegal immigration. Our border is overrun with armed drug runners from ultra violent cartels. They aren't looking to stay here, only go back and forth hauling drugs in one direction and cash in the other.

Today there is a newly widowed wife and two children whose daddy will never be coming home again because our borders aren't secure.


Our nation as a whole, regardless of party affiliation, has to care enough about that to fix it.

Cave Johnson 10-02-2012 02:10 PM

So, invade Mexico?

vailpass 10-02-2012 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pittsie (Post 8970875)
So, invade Mexico?

No. Round up limp wristed libs that refuse to recognize the urgency of the situation and let Border Patrol use them as human shields.
When can we expect you to arrive?

Cave Johnson 10-02-2012 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vailpass (Post 8970883)
No. Round up limp wristed libs that refuse to recognize the urgency of the situation and let Border Patrol use them as human shields.
When can we expect you to arrive?

Or we could reduce the senseless killing of agents by admitting the War on Drugs has been an utter failure.

fan4ever 10-02-2012 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pittsie (Post 8970920)
Or we could reduce the senseless killing of agents by admitting the War on Drugs has been an utter failure.

...and do what? Legalize all drugs?

KILLER_CLOWN 10-02-2012 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fan4ever (Post 8970952)
...and do what? Legalize all drugs?

That would make those that frequent the pharmacies fairly happy.

vailpass 10-02-2012 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pittsie (Post 8970920)
Or we could reduce the senseless killing of agents by admitting the War on Drugs has been an utter failure.

You poor bastard. This is a serious issue that needs addressed by realistic measures. Your Occupy mindset isn't needed or wanted on this one.

Cave Johnson 10-02-2012 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fan4ever (Post 8970952)
...and do what? Legalize all drugs?

You know the cartels make up to 60% of their profits from pot, right?

KILLER_CLOWN 10-02-2012 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pittsie (Post 8970976)
You know the cartels make up to 60% of their profits from pot, right?

This entire situation is circular and both sides have a stake to maintaining the status quo.


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