Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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 thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this day and every day. I know the daily struggle your loved ones face every day without you being here and part of their lives. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and know that you will not be forgotten as true heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 15, 2011

December 15th will mark the one year anniversary of the murder of Brian A. Terry. On that day in 2010, our family lost an amazing son, brother, uncle, and friend. Our country lost an incredible young American who was fully committed to his job in keeping our Nation safe and its borders secure. Brian’s life was dedicated to public service as a U.S. Marine, police officer, U.S. Border Patrol agent and finally as a member of the Border Patrol’s elite tactical unit known as BORTAC. Throughout his life, Brian maintained an incredible work ethic that made his many successes possible. We believe that these are the traits that so many people have since recognized. He is remembered as an extremely proud American and a symbol for all that is good.

Brian’s death has been extremely difficult to accept. As most know, we had to learn from the news media that two assault rifles carried by the men that killed Brian and found at the murder scene were linked to Operation Fast and Furious, a failed gun trafficking operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Department of Justice. We find it incomprehensible that members of ATF and DOJ would embark on such an egregious operation and then try to conceal the link between this failed investigation and Brian’s murder. Much to our dismay, no one in ATF or DOJ has come forward to accept responsibility for Operation Fast and Furious.

Our priority continues to be the successful arrest and prosecution of all the individuals involved in Brian’s murder. However, we will continue to press for answers and accountability from our government. Those responsible for such a misguided and fundamentally flawed operation must be held fully responsible for their decisions which allowed so many weapons to flow to the criminal element on both sides of the border. We now believe that if it can be shown that laws were broken, then all those responsible for Fast and Furious should be held criminally liable.

We would like to acknowledge the work conducted by agents from the FBI Tucson Office in the homicide investigation and the continued work by federal prosecutors in the San Diego U.S. Attorney’s Office who are working to bring Brian’s killers to justice. We would also like to thank those members of ATF that recognized Operation Fast and Furious as fundamentally flawed and came forward with information that exposed this foolish operation to the American public. These individuals have continued to speak the truth at great professional risk.

Finally, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the families of those affected by the violence in Mexico caused by the guns of Operation Fast and Furious. Please know that we, as most Americans, see you as victims as well. We will continue to press our government for justice as we will not allow Brian’s death to be in vain.

The Terry Family
Family of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry

December 15, 2011

Brian. My heartfelt sadness and condolences to the loved ones you left behind. May they live with your happiest and proudest moments. There are no words for the thanks I feel for who you were. Perhaps when my time comes, we'll meet and I will thank you for being a Warrior Angel guarding the gates of Heaven.

K. Sato
ret mil/govt scientist and engineer

December 14, 2011

Brian A. Terry The borders in the heavens above us all are once again safe from danger because of you and your service to all ...........

L. Alfred Hamblin
GCHQ

December 13, 2011

Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.

Rest in peace, Brian.



SBPA John C
USBP

November 27, 2011

It is with sadness I send my condolences to Agent Terry's family. I will apologize for the actions of my government that led to his murder.

We are so blessed to have men like him in this country willing to protect our freedom.

Kevin McPherson CW5 USA Ret
US Army Retired

November 11, 2011

This fine man was an American hero two or three times over. We remember and honor you, Agent Terry.

Judy Sevor
none

November 10, 2011

Prays to Brian's family and friends. He was an awesome man.

Amesheia Bucknner
Friend

November 8, 2011

I pray that his family get justices for Brian Terry. Because i know she in much pain for because she lost her son. And i know how that feel's because i just lost my son a week ago. And he was a baby. And Brian family get justices for him so can rest peace and soul could be in peace.

Esperanza
Friend of a bp

November 5, 2011

We pray for Agent Terry and his family and may justice be done!

US Patriot, Dexter Liu
Concerned citizen

October 26, 2011

Your memory as the courageous, honorable, dedicated warrior you are will always live in the hearts of those who feel the deep void and loss of a hero lost too soon. Not having met in person, I got to know you through your own words as memorialized by Darrell Issa, your family, and your soon to have been fiance Sarah Brelsford.
There's a strong passion inside to bring your heroism, bravery, and courage to light, in name and spirit of Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry, a loss in vain won't be left to rest.
Rest In Peace Young Warrior ~ Justice and Public Awareness for you and your purpose is for us to fight.

Laura, U.S. Citizen
Justice for Border Agent Brian A. Terry

October 14, 2011

It's sadden to hear we lost a hero doing his job. He did a great job i haves that they are border patrol agents and where also sadden what had to Agent Terry. We didn't know Agent Brian about he was doing his job.I know how danger it is because tell what they go throught. But Brian will never be forgotten. But know his in the hands of our Lord and he is safe and out of danger. My prayer go out to his family and his friends for this lost. Rest -in -peaces Agent Brian A. Terry. You have dead the way you doing you will always be miss by everybody even i didn't know you but it's sad when some - one loss his life in the line of duty. I hope you get jusctices you desever and your family suched too. September 10,2011 Esperanza C. Villarreal

esperanza villarreal
Friends of bp officers

September 10, 2011

It's sadden to hear we lost a hero doing his job. He did a great job i haves that they are border patrol agents and where also sadden what had to Agent Terry. We didn't know Agent Brian about he was doing his job.I know how danger it is because tell what they go throught. But Brian will never be forgotten. But know his in the hands of our Lord and he is safe and out of danger. My prayer go out to his family and his friends for this lost. Rest -in -peaces Agent Brian A. Terry. You have dead the way you doing you will always be miss by everybody even i didn't know you but it's sad when some - one loss his life in the line of duty. I hope you get jusctices you desever and your family suched too.

esperanza villarreal
Friends of bp officers

September 10, 2011

Brian, I did not have the honor of meeting you in person, but I just want you to know that you and your family will always have a special place in my heart. My son made a comment to me, He said "Don't cry dad, they're not gone, they still live in your heart and as long as you keep them there they will live forever" I took his advise! Rest in peace my brother. I'll hold them back till my tour ends!

LBPA J. Gilbert
USBP

July 28, 2011

May you rest at Peace. May God bless you and your family.

Wife of a Border Patrol Agent.

Widow of a Border Agent

July 12, 2011

I visited your place on the LEO Memorial in Washington DC today. We all miss you Brian. Thanks again for living your life the way we all should.

USBP Agent
Nogales Border Patrol

July 3, 2011

I saw this poem at the Nogales Station with your picture on it.You are pure motivation to me, and I'm inspired by your courage!

"I have kept myself in peak physical condition, schooled myself in martial arts, and have become proficient in the application of combat tactics. You may defeat me, but you would be lucky to escape with your life. You may kill me, but I am willing to die if necessary. I have been close enough to it on enough occasions that it no longer concerns me. But I do fear the loss of my honor, and would rather die fighting than to have it said that I was without courage."

-USBPA BRIAN TERRY

Officer Robert Fierros
Nogales Police Department

July 3, 2011

I feel bad for what happened to Brian. I think there is a lack of respect for life that exists at the higher echelons where spending one loyal, hard-working man's life to gain access to drug kingpins seems to be acceptable.

It definitely is not acceptable and a good and innocent man died because of that callous disregard for the working man.

What a tragedy and I hope the family will be taken care of very well because they deserve the full support of the government agency that totally let them down.

Steve Sybesma
private citizen

June 18, 2011

BRIAN YOU WERE ALWAYS DOWNRIVERS FINEST

E.WAGNER
DOWNRIVER FRIEND

June 17, 2011

I have listened to your beloved family on the news and am sickened that they are having to suffer so thru the things it would seem that some of our government people have done that contributed to his death!
I just want to say "I'm so sorry, and I hope you will hang together in your efforts for justice for him. Just know that there are a lot of us that aprove and applaud what you are doing!!"
May God touch your hearts with peace and courage, La Trelle Mieher, Bovina, TX.

La Trelle Mieher
Fellow Citizen of USA

June 16, 2011

I had a dream about you just the other night, it had been a long time since I talked to you-years. I decided today to look you up to only be blindsided by this article. You were an amazing guy all around and I loved the heck out of you. I miss our friendship. We had fun in Vegas and spent way too many hours on the phone way back when, I thought of you often. Brokenhearted. You and your family we be in my prayers and you will always have a place in my heart.
♥ Trisha

Trisha
Friend

May 20, 2011

i feel sickend for the loss of our law officers in the US .the loss of our peace keepers is uneceptable any one who attacks one of our l.o.e.s. should be hunted down like the trash they are end shot on sight . i am at a loss for words ..WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.and defenders of the USA

armed texas citizen
citizen

May 12, 2011

I had the honor of serving with Brian during his time in Naples. He was an outstanding Marine and friend.

To his parents, know that you raised a truly great and selfless man.

Semper Fi.

Dan Davis
MCSFCO Naples Italy

February 22, 2011

Brian your service and dedication to the Patrol will never be forgotten. You excelled in your career and were a role model for others to follow. Rest in Peace now brother...we will hold the line from here.

BPA David Spear
USBP

February 2, 2011

Brian, We went to the academy together, we studied every wednesday together and we graduated together. You will be missed by many. RIP brother.

Ed Doulette

Cpl. Ed Doulette
Dearborn Police - WCR Academy

January 27, 2011

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