One Border Patrol agent killed, another wounded in Arizona border shooting

Posted by: Phineas on October 2, 2012 at 1:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

One agent was shot dead, another wounded, and a third escaped unharmed while on horseback patrol in southeast Arizona:

Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were shot, one fatally, Tuesday morning in an area in south Arizona known as a major drug-smuggling corridor, authorities said.

The identities of the agents were not immediately released, but the shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, Ariz., which is just south of Tucson. The station was named after an agent who was killed in the line of duty in December 2010. The area is considered a remote part of the state and sources tell Fox News that the shooting occurred at 1:50 a.m. local time and about 8 miles from the border.

The agents who were shot were on patrol with a third agent, who was not harmed, according to George McCubbin, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a union representing about 17,000 border patrol agents. The agents were on horseback at the time of the shooting.

McCubbin said he had no further information regarding the shooting.

The shooting occurred after an alarm was triggered on one of the many sensors along the border and the three agents went to investigate, said Cochise County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas.

Public Service Announcement: According to the President of the United States and the Director of Homeland Security, the Mexican border is more secure than ever. Nothing to see here, move along…

The FBI and local sheriffs are conducting a joint investigation –on horseback, because the terrain is so rugged– but, let’s be honest. The maggots who did this are either back in Mexico or halfway to New York by now.

There’s no word on who did this or why, or whether the weapons used were courtesy of the Department of Justice, but this incident serves as a reminder of just how dangerous our southern border has become, particularly in Arizona; Naco isn’t all that far from Douglas, near where rancher Robert Krentz and his dog were gunned down.

Tomorrow night is the first of three debates between President Obama and Governor Romney, and the focus is on “domestic issues.” Border security would be a good topic for the Governor to raise; when Phoenix becomes the kidnapping capital and Americans are warned against entering sovereign American territory and residents have to live in fear of possibly-armed people crossing their land, I’d call that a “domestic issue.”

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “One Border Patrol agent killed, another wounded in Arizona border shooting”

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  1. Dorothy Palmer says:

    How unfortunate the border agent was not the Anointed One.

  2. Great White Rat says:

    Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were shot, one fatally,

    Just another bump in the road.

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    Without a breath of human sympathy or common decency being expressed this unfortunate loss of another federal agent will soon become grist for the political mill. By that is meant Obhammud and his perfunctory and counterfeit displays of remorse. And maybe Napolitano can take time to shave her back and put on a decent dress to show up as well.

  4. Kate says:

    Drew they can’t possibly whisper a word about this now! It’s campaign season!!! This would cause people to revisit the issue of border safety and Fast and Furious….horrors! I mean, people might begin to process the fact that national security of any kind is just not this president’s forte…sort of like the economy and making jobs is not his forte…or making the dollar stronger….or dealing with 16 trillion dollars of national debt!

    God Lord Man…be sensible, Obama and his cronies just can’t handle the truth!