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Border Patrol agent shot, killed on patrol in Ariz

By Jacques Billeaud

PHOENIX (AP) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, according to the Border Patrol.

The agents were shot while patrolling on horseback in Naco, Ariz., at about 1:50 a.m. MST Tuesday, the Border Patrol said in a statement.

The agents who were shot were on patrol with a third agent, who was not harmed, according to George McCubbin, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a union representing about 17,000 border patrol agents.

The shooting occurred after an alarm was triggered on one of the many sensors along the border and the three agents went to investigate, said Cochise County Sheriff's spokeswoman Carol Capas.

Authorities have not identified any suspects, Capas said. It is not known whether the agents returned fire, she said.

The wounded agent was airlifted to a hospital after being shot in the ankle and buttocks, the Border Patrol said. He is in surgery and expected to recover, McCubbin said.

Authorities have not identified the agents who were assigned to the Naco station, about 100 miles southeast of Tucson.

The last U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot on duty was Brian Terry, who was killed in a shootout with Mexican bandits near the border in December 2010. The shooting was later linked to the Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation.

The border patrol station in Naco was recently named after Terry.

The FBI, which also is investigating the shooting, did not immediately return calls Tuesday.

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  1. billwvComment by billwv
    October 2, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    Move our military down to the border for combat manuevers and place them on high alert. Put out the word that [border crosser] trespassers will be shot on sight. Give our troops sufficient ammunition for the exercise.

    Illegal invaders would think twice about their unlawful entry into our country.

    When will America wake up and see that just about all of the political correctness that has been forced on us is flushing us down the toilet and if we don’t stand up now: LIGHTS OUT the party’s over.

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  2. pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
    October 2, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    How tragic. Of course, the border patrol have been instructed NOT to return fire even when fired upon. They have the same kind of ROE that this administration is forcing on our soldiers in the Middle East. They armed them with beanbag guns to go up against drug dealers armed with “assault” rifles for Pete’s sake.

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  3. lizazComment by lizaz
    October 2, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    This is another tragedy directly attributable to the dictator and his cohorts. This dead agent, Brian Terry, Robert Krentz who was a local rancher…..these are PEOPLE…..the “administration” cares nothing for us, for the PEOPLE…..why would anyone vote for him??????? They simply care about keeping their cushy jobs, living off the taxpayer ($l.4 Billion for the obamas lat year)….why would ANYONE vote for him! We live 20 miles from where this agent was murdered today……we aren’t safe, our neighbors aren’t safe and the rest of the country isn’t safe because people of all types and nationalities are sneaking across the southern border in all four states EVERY DAY! WAKE UP PEOPLE……IT’S TIME FOR A REAL PRESIDENT!

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  4. wolfComment by wolf
    October 2, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    And…..Ms. txgoatlady….those assault rifles used by those bandits, were supplied courtesy of Eric Holder and Obama.

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    • GrampsComment by Gramps
      October 2, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

      To my knowledge the weapons which walked across the Mexican border because of our inapt DOJ were “semi-automatic”. These weapons are NOT “assault rifles”. Our honored military personnel use “assault weapons”. Please people, state the proper name of weapons or you fall into the same category as those dumb a$$ democrats.

      I am saddened to here of yet another one of our border guard’s loss of life do to the outright lack of reasonability from obama and all of his goons.

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      October 3, 2012 @ 8:57 am

      I agree with Gramps. Our treasonous media will try to tar baby these guns as “Assault Weapons” to the more banal American Sheeple, as a step to ban or even try to confiscate those that, We the People, own, and eventually all guns. (UN treaties… squelching free speech, the right to bear arms… very sneaky)

      The “Honored” Government, is also arming up various Gov. agencies with full auto and select, machine guns, is buying over a billion rounds of ammo… . Is this the Separate Military Force, that Obama glibly talked about needing, as well armed as the National Military?

      Lets see, Obama sycophants are taking Loyalty Oaths to Obama! A separate military force, Obama wants. For some reason, I am thinking, WAFFEN SS & the 30′s–40′s.

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  5. Paul BahreComment by Paul Bahre
    October 2, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    I’m surprised Obama has not disbanded the border patrol. He does not believe in borders or actual citizenship of any one particular country. He believes we all should just be citizen’s of the world. We all should be free to roam the earth at will and settle where we wish. Ask ancient Roman’s about that theory. They will tell you that you need to guard your borders vigilantly or one day you may wake up taken over from within and not even recognize the culture in your own land.

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  6. lizazComment by lizaz
    October 2, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    I’ve been waiting all day for a condolence comment from Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, since the murdered Border Patrol agent and his wounded buddy work for her! I guess I must have missed it….maybe….or maybe she doesn’t give a rat’s behind about them…..probably the latter!

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