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Border Patrol Agent From Michigan Dies In Arizona

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Detroit area has been killed in a shootout while on patrol in Arizona.

Brian A. Terry, 40, died Tuesday in Nogales, about 13 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Terry was part of an elite unit, similar to a police SWAT team. He and other agents were patrolling in a canyon when they came upon five men, two armed with rifles. Terry died and several suspects were wounded in the shootout.

Terry was a former Marine who had been a police officer in Ecorse and Lincoln Park before joining the Border Patrol three years ago. His sister, Michelle Terry-Balogh of Flat Rock, said it was her brother’s lifelong dream to be a federal agent.

Terry had been planning to fly to Michigan Friday for a ten-day visit with his family.

(Copyright 2010 WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press Contributed To This Story)

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