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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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Reflections for Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry


My heartfelt condolences go out to your family and friends. Thank you for serving our country with such great courage. Rest in peace.

PA Resident
Friend of BP Agent David Tourscher
January 26, 2011

My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Agent Terry. He is a hero, as are all USBP Agents.

GOD SPEED BROTHER. You will never be forgotten.

Det. A. Buerstetta
Long Hill Twp NJ Police Dept
January 18, 2011

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch from here.

Officer C. Weidenbach
Arizona DPS - Highway Patrol
January 11, 2011

I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of Agent Brian Terry. I was watching the show "Border Wars" on television and was reminded of a recent news bulletin about Agent Terry's sacrifice. He paid the ultimate sacrifice in his daily job of protecting our country and my freedoms. I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family. May God Bless him and may God Bless all our law enforcement individuals that put themselves in harms way keeping all of us safe each day...thank you.

James H. Hill
January 6, 2011

Thank you for your service, brother. Though I never had the privilege of meeting you, I know you are a hero and a man of high caliber and integrity. Heaven has a special place for heroes such as you. The Patrol will never forget you and your sacrifice. May the Lord bless and comfort your family. We will keep them in prayer.

Rest in peace...vaya con Dios!

Art P. Barrera, SPA-FI
January 6, 2011

Rest In Peace, Agent Terry.

Lt T Carr
January 3, 2011

I never had the priviledge of meeting Agent Terry, but as a former Marine myself and now current police officer, I knew him well by character. Brian chose a path in life that few will experience but is needed by all, that of a protector. Brian CHOSE to put himself in harms way for others, first as a Marine, then as a law enforcement officer. These choices are what makes Brian a hero. "It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived".

In boot camp years ago one of my drill instructors told us "There will be wars and in war Marines will die, but as a Marine you will live forever in the name of the Corps". Brian will also live forever. For the family, friends, and coworkers of Brian; everytime you hear the Marine Corps hymn or see a police car glide past on patrol.....Brian will be there.
GOD bless, GOD speed, and Semper Fi Marine

CPL Keith VanValkenburgh
Dearborn Heights PD (MI)
January 3, 2011

Rest in Peace. Your brothers have the line.

Wife of a
SPA - US Border Patrol
December 30, 2010

Sixteen yrs ago we met and became friends. And sixteen yrs later, we are STILL friends! Its been rocky at times and still we plowed forward. Remember the days you use to plow snow and call me up in the middle of the night to talk while you worked? Remember when we met for coffee on the border of Wyandotte and Ecorse in our Police cars and talked when it was a slow night? My how time has flown by. You and I have some good memories. I wouldnt have it any other way. The world lost a wonderful man. I am proud of who you were and proud to have been your friend. I am saddened at the loss of such a person full of life and a person who still had so much life to live! You will forever live in my heart. I miss and love you and miss our FB chats! Still hoping to see one pop up at some point! God has big plans for you up in heaven sweetie, I think they call it a guardian angel. Go on- You earned your wings! xo

Jennifer Schmidt
December 29, 2010

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow agents of Agent Terry.

While no one who wears a badge wants to be put into such a situation, you put yourself into the line of fire to protect those whom you might not have even known despite the danger. While I did not have the privilege to have known him personally, I am certain that he has found a place in heaven.

Rest in peace my friend; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Officer Ryan McNeil
Medicine Lodge (KS) Police Department
December 28, 2010

I am very sorry this happened to your Brian. I thank you for your long and heart felt dedication to our country. I grieve greatly for your family and team members. No words can really reflect what I truly mean to express. We have the watch here and know you have it above. Rest from your labors brother.

Every time I loose a bother I think of this poem that I read at my daughter's funeral. I have read it at funerals countless times since hers and it is the deepest expression from within me that I know how to give with words.

Pass Hence

Pass hence, beloved, at the call divine,
Leaving the path we twain have trod;
Pass, and the soul that still is one with thine
Through grief shall learn the way to God.

Honor First

SPA Chaplain Jim Stout
December 27, 2010

Brother Brian,

Please keep the gates of heaven open for the rest of us.

R.I.P. my Brother

Cpl. Robert L. Padgett ( ret)
Charles County Sheriff's Office, Md.
December 27, 2010

Semper Fi, hero. You gave it your all for the Corp and to the ICE. A coward may have cut your life short, but so many will never forget your service to the Marine Corp and to your country. God bless your family and the department. Bless all who wear a badge in protection to us all.

Officers mother
Colorado Springs PD
December 27, 2010

I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice for our Country-first when you served in the USMC and later as an U.S. Border Patrol Agent. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

Border Patrol Agent Michael Casey
U.S. Border Patrol
December 26, 2010

To the Family, Friends, and Border Patrol Agents:

I am so sorry for your loss. I met Terry while working the MIRP out of Tucson this year. He was a great man and loved his job. There are no words I can say to take away your pain. He was doing a job he loved and took pride in it. I hope you do not look at this time of year as a painful time, but to honor him and his memory. He will not be forgotten by anyone who ever met him.

With deepest sympathies
Dennis K.

ret Dennis Kenniker
Jones County S. O.
December 25, 2010

I was a friend of Brians while serving in the United States Marine Corps in Naples, Italy. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of another American Hero, and a friend. Brian was always a leader, and an awesome example of an American soldier. My prayers and thoughts are with the family, and my memories of times spent with Brian will last forever. Thank you Brian for your sacrifice, and your life spent protecting others!

Cpl Eric D. Smit USMC
December 25, 2010

To the family, friends and co-workers of Agent Brian Terry. I would like to express my sympathies to all of you at this time of ultimate sorrow. Obviously your loved one was an outstanding person dedicated to his country and what he was doing. We have a war like environment on the border with Mexico and the risks are extremely high. Your loved ones courage and sacrifice will be honored.

Sgt. Scott Bodah
Syracuse, New York Police Department
December 25, 2010

Rest in peace brother. You will not be forgotten by the green family. May God bless and comfort your friends and family through their time of grief and loss.

SBPA R. Colburn
December 25, 2010

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are the definition of a warrior. Rest easy knowing we'll pick up where you left off. You have touched many lives and will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family.

Cpl. Sergio Popescu
Dearborn PD
December 25, 2010

Rest easy Sir, we got the line

Classmate of Robert Rosas EOW 7/23/09
December 24, 2010

Your sacrifice will not ever be forgotten brother!!!

BPA B. Boutot
December 24, 2010

All Border Patrol Agents put on their uniforms and bravely face danger. As a Marine and then again as a BORTACer you not only faced danger, you went looking for it to protect the innocent that could not protect themselves. You are a hero and will always be remembered for your sacrifice.

Terry Family-thank you for your gift to us, condolences for your loss.

Erigere Rapidus

December 24, 2010

Guard heaven's golden streets proudly Marine.

PO Brian Foster
St. Louis City Police Department/USMC (Cpl. prior)
December 24, 2010

If you seek to do battle with me this day, you'll receive the best I am capable of giving. It may not be enough, but it will be everything I have to give. You may defeat me, but you will be lucky to escape with your life. You may kill me, but I'm willing to die if necessary. I do not fear death; for I have been close enough to it on enough occasions that it no longer concerns me. What I do fear is the loss of my honor, and would rather die fighting than to have it said that I was without courage.

Brian A. Terry
United States Border Patrol
End of Watch: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I’ve been there. Worked the same line and there but for the grace of God I go.

Special Agent Michael Hughson
ICE/HSI (former BPA)
December 23, 2010

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten...................

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)
December 23, 2010


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