Washington, D.C.– Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today condemned the Tuesday night killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry near Rio Rico, Ariz. Terry was shot as he approached several suspects, four of whom are now in custody, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection information.
“One can never say enough about the work done by Border Patrol agents who protect our state and the entire nation,” Grijalva said. “Agent Terry’s dedication to his country, and the ultimate sacrifice he made to keep it safe, will not be forgotten. My thoughts are with him today, and I offer my condolences to his family and co-workers on their loss.”
Grijalva urged parties on both sides of the border to work together to continue the downward trend in violence.
“Neither we nor our neighbors want to see the border region become more dangerous, either for civilians or the brave men and women who protect them,” Grijalva said. “This crime should not deter the many peaceful efforts underway to improve the quality of life for people on both sides of the border.”