Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie

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

End of Watch Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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Nicholas J. Ivie

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was accidentally shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity when he and another pair of agents checked on a ground sensor that had been set off near Bisbee, Arizona, at approximately 1:30 am.

The agents encountered each other in an area of extremely rocky terrain. Because of the darkness and obstructions, they were unable to identify each other as agents. They exchanged gunfire during the encounter and Agent Ivie was killed while one of the other agents was wounded.

Agent Ivie had served with the U.S. Border Patrol for four years and was assigned to the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station. He is survived by his wife and children, and his parents.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge O225

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location Arizona

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Just had an opportunity to tour the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station. We were saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Agent Ivie, while on duty protecting our country. Know that he continues in the hearts and memories of those who worked with him. RIP Nicolas.

June Mooney
Friend of a Border Patrol Agent

November 3, 2019

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