Governor Jan Brewer: This Tragedy Serves as a Stark Notice

Posted: Dec 15, 2010 2:28 PM
Governor Jan Brewer has released a statement regarding the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry today after he was patrolling in Peck Canyon, a dangerous area controlled by armed Mexican bandits and known for drug and human trafficking in Southern Arizona.

FW: Statement by Governor Jan Brewer

Our prayers are with his family, as well as all Border Patrol Agents and their families. Law enforcement agencies continue to investigate and attempt to bring to justice those who are responsible for this heinous crime. Meanwhile, I have ordered state flags to be flown at half staff in tribute to Agent Terry. Although we needed no reminder of the ever increasing dangers along our southern border, this tragedy serves as stark notice that the threats facing all who serve in protecting our state and nation are real, and are increasing on a daily basis.