Legislation To Honor Fallen Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry Unanimously Passes U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON. D.C. – Upon Tuesday evening’s unanimous passage of the Brian A. Terry Memorial Act, H.R. 2668, from the United States Senate, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), the bill’s sponsor, offered the following statement:
“All of Washington mourned with the Terry family when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry gave his life in the line of duty in 2010. Today we stand just as unified for the purpose of honoring and preserving his legacy.
“The unanimous support with which the Brian A. Terry Memorial Act passed the United States Senate is a tribute to Agent Terry’s career of service to our country and to the Border Patrol’s distinguished history of intrepidity and sacrifice for the sake of homeland security.
“We recognize that Agent Terry’s untimely passing is a tragedy that never should have happened. And while we continue to pursue answers regarding the circumstances surrounding his death, we resolve that his example of bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten – especially in the city of Bisbee, AZ where he served.”
The Brian A. Terry Memorial Act, sponsored by Issa with nearly seventy bipartisan cosponsors, will rename the United States Border Patrol Station in Bisbee, AZ to honor the memory of Agent Brian Terry who was gunned down in the line of duty by heavily-armed drug smugglers on December 14, 2010. Terry died the following day. Weapons found at the scene were connected to the Department of Justice’s reckless Fast & Furious Operation.
The Brian A. Terry Memorial Act will be transmitted from the Senate to President Barack Obama for his signature, upon which time the measure will become law.