On December 14, 2010, border patrol officer Brian A. Terry was killed during an encounter with five heavily-armed men suspected of drug trafficking.
A statue honoring Terry was unveiled over the weekend:
The station was renamed for Terry following the passage of The Brian A. Terry Memorial Act (HR 2268) on May 15, 2012.
His family shared the photograph, along with many others from his BORTAC training, in a video posted on the Brian Terry Foundation Facebook page.
Fox News Insider shared thoughts from Terry’s cousin, Robert Heyer, on the choice:
That iconic image of Brian carrying his BordTac 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.
Two rifles found at the scene of the assault on Terry were later linked to the government’s Fast and Furious gun-running operation.
One of the Mexican men, 37-year-old Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, was later sentenced to 30 years in jail after pleading guilty to Terry’s murder.
—Courtesy of IJ Review