Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry

Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Brian A. Terry

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed near Rio Rico, Arizona, while attempting to apprehend a group of armed subjects. The suspects had been preying on illegal immigrants with the intent to rob them.

Agent Terry and several other agents were attempting to arrest the group when shots were exchanged between the suspects and agents. Agent Terry was struck in the pelvis by a round fired by a suspect armed with an AK-47.

He was flown to a hospital where he succumbed early the following morning.

One of the subjects who was wounded in the shootout was taken into custody at the scene and charged with murder. Four other subjects fled the scene and were believed to have returned to Mexico. One of the four fugitives was arrested by Mexican authorities in September 2012 and is awaiting extradition.

On October 30th, 2012, the subject who was wounded in the initial shootout pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. A total of six subjects were convicted of crimes in connection to Agent Terry's murder.

Agent Terry was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for 3-1/2 years. He had previously served as a police officer with the Lincoln Park, Michigan, Police Department. He is survived by his parents, brother, two sisters, five nieces, and one nephew and is buried in Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Wayne County, Michigan.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 3 years, 5 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arizona
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 14, 2010
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Six suspects convicted

illegal alien, robbery

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i was watching a show Law On The Border S1: E3 (Caught In The Crosshairs) and found out he passed. Brother, stay safe and protect the gold gates of heaven, you are a peacemaker and child of god.. you served this country well, fought for freedom till end of watch. Me being a close friend of police officers, we will fight for you. my fellow brothers will fight crime for you in your honor.

I have friends who are LEOs, two uncles: one is a former Prison Commissioner now a Maryland State Trooper, and the other is a Retired Philadelphia Police Officer. 3 of my brothers are Police officers. One is a Former ICE Agent and currently Abington Police. One is a Philadelphia Police Officer, and another is a Springfield Township Police Officer. A couple of my friend in Harris County Sheriffs Dept and Houston Police will also fight for you.. we also lost a Punjabi officer - Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal just a few months ago. the day i arrived in Houston i got the news.


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Freelance Security

April 24, 2020

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