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  • Honoring Fallen Border Security Agent Brian Terry


    Customs Border Protection Agent Brian Terry was just doing his job when he was killed in an Arizona shootout in December 2010 by assault weapons sold illegally to Mexican drug cartels – guns sold under the supervision of the U.S. government. The undercover weapons trafficking, widely known now as “Operation Fast and Furious” was overseen by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The shady details surrounding the operation – along with the inadequate response by the Obama Administration  – are a disservice to Terry’s memory. As Heritage’s Rory Cooper wrote when the story broke in June:

    However, even as stories have been written, and some broadcast outlets, including Fox and ABC, have run some stories on it, the attention this story merits is not matched by the attention it is getting. ABC’s Jake Tapper asked the White House: “What is the exact date that the President learned about the Justice Department ATF operation?” Carney deflected the question. … As of today, the only person punished for Operation Fast and Furious has been someone who helped expose the details. Accountability for this massive operational failure is essential, and it will come only with more media attention.

    Now, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa wants to commemorate Terry with the  Brian A. Terry Memorial Act of 2011, which would rename the Border Patrol station in Arizona after Agent Terry. A video was created in honor of Terry and in support of the Act, which is also supported by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ).

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    6 Responses to Honoring Fallen Border Security Agent Brian Terry

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    2. Stephen B says:

      May you rest in peace, Mr. Brian Terry. You have served your country, your family and all those who support the sovereignty of America well.

    3. Kim Priestap says:

      What a great video. I feel terrible for Brian Terry's family. His loss is not just theirs, but our country's as well.

      And I'd like to extend a big THANK YOU to Darrell Issa for insisting that the Obama administration be held accountable.

    4. carol,az says:

      Semper Fidelis , the Marine motto they live by, is translated from Latin : "always faithful.".
      It's now up to all us to ensure, that in Brian memory, and to his family, justice is served.
      Thank you heritage Foundation for posting this honor for this bright light who served and protected all of us and his country.

    5. Bordergranny says:

      We will never forget Brian Terry's sacrifice for our country.

    6. disaffected says:

      This man's death is tragic, but calling for the Obama administration to be held accountable and blaming them for not having a quicker response is ludicrous. You people are the same rednecks who are calling for less goverment intrusion, commonly referred to as "small govt", yet when something like this happens, you get out the tar and feathers and call for Obama's head for not responding sooner. Make up your minds idiots!

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