Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry, who was murdered with weapons obtained by Mexican drug cartels via the U.S. government's Operation Fast and Furious, was honored Monday as the Border Patrol station in Bisbee, AZ was officially renamed.
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrel Issa led in the legislation to rename the station in Terry's honor. That legislation passed back in May.
The renaming took place on the same day that The Brian Terry foundation put on a benefit dinner that helped to raise funds for families of slain Border Patrol agents. Family and friends of the Terry's flew in from all over the country for the event.
"I think we all feel proud about that," said Kelly Willis, Terry's sister, who flew to Arizona from Michigan to attend the station's grand opening Tuesday.
"It's nice to know that his name is going to live on," she said. "Every time people pull up at that station, they're going to know why his name is on that building."
Terry's friends and family flew in from Michigan to witness the unveiling of the state-of-the art facility.
Jeff Vamos grew up with Terry and said Terry would have done the same for him.
"It's what he deserves and what he'd expect me to do. He would do the same thing for me. Guarantee it," he said, fighting tears.
"I think he's always out there watching over all of us," said John Christou, a friend who flew in from Las Vegas.
As an American citizen concerned with the safety of those who defend United States borders and dismayed with the actions taken by the United States Department of Justice in the conception and investigation of the failed gun-trafficking exercise known as Operation Fast and Furious, I, undersigned, join with fellow Americans in petitioning the following:
Whereas, sufficient border control is paramount to preserving national security as well as the fundamental rights and freedoms of Americans;
Whereas, the complex issues surrounding border security and the dangers confronted by those who protect United States borders require increased public awareness;
Whereas, the failed Operation Fast and Furious – conducted by Attorney General Eric Holder and the United States Department of Justice – resulted in the needless death of United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and unnecessarily endangered the lives of many more who protect United States borders;
And whereas, I believe a transparent government ran by the people is also accountable to those people, and thusly, expect those responsible for the conception and investigation of the failed Operation Fast and Furious to be held accountable;
Therefore, I join the Brian Terry Foundation and its members in petitioning our nation’s leadership to never again repeat the mistakes that were made by the United States Department of Justice in the conception and investigation of Operation Fast and Furious.
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