It's Official: Border Patrol Station Named After Brian Terry

Posted: Sep 19, 2012 7:41 AM

The Border Patrol station in Bisbee, Ariz. was officially renamed yesterday in honor of slain agent Brian A. Terry. Legislation to rename the station was passed in May with Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa leading the charge. Friends and family traveled from all over the country to attend the event and a benefit dinner Monday night in Tucson.

"I think we all feel proud about that," said Kelly Willis, Terry's sister, who flew to Arizona from Michigan to attend the station's grand opening Tuesday.

"It's nice to know that his name is going to live on," she said.  "Every time people pull up at that station, they're going to know why his name is on that building."

Terry's friends and family flew in from Michigan to witness the unveiling of the state-of-the art facility.

Jeff Vamos grew up with Terry and said Terry would have done the same for him.

"It's what he deserves and what he'd expect me to do.  He would do the same thing for me.  Guarantee it," he said, fighting tears.

"I think he's always out there watching over all of us," said John Christou, a friend who flew in from Las Vegas.

The Terry family is still waiting for answers surrounding Operation Fast and Furious. Guns given to Mexican cartels through the operation were left at Brian's murder scene.