US border agent Nicholas Ivie was shot and killed this morning.

Ivie was shot near Naco, Arizona around 1:50 AM today. Another agent was wounded in the attack.
KTAR reported:

The Border Patrol released the following statement after one of its agents, Nicholas Ivie, was shot and killed Tuesday morning. Another agent was wounded.

The statement below has not been altered in any way.

“One U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded after a shooting early this morning near Naco, Arizona. Border Patrol Agent Nicolas Ivie, 30, was killed after he and two other agents responded to a sensor hit near mile-maker 352 on Highway 80. One other Border Patrol agent sustained non-life threatening wounds and was airlifted to a local hospital. He is reported in stable condition at this time.

“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with Agent Ivie’s family during this terrible time,” said Jeffrey D. Self, commander of the Joint Field Command – Arizona. “This is a tragic loss for Customs and Border Protection. We have an unwavering commitment to pursue and bring the perpetuators of this heinous act to justice.”

Acting Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla added, “Tucson Sector mourns the loss of one of our own. It stands as a reminder of the dangers that agents of CBP face every day. We appreciate our state, local, federal and international partners for their support and commitment in seeking justice in this tragedy,” he stated.

The investigation is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. More updates will follow as appropriate.

Agent Ivie was a native of Provo, Utah and joined the U.S. Border Patrol in January-2008.

Governor Jan Brewer released a statement on the shooting earlier today.
The Republican governor bashed Barack Obama.

“What happens next has become all-too-familiar in Arizona. Flags will be lowered in honor of the slain agent. Elected officials will vow to find those responsible. Arizonans and Americans will grieve, and they should. But this ought not only be a day of tears. There should be anger, too. Righteous anger — at the kind of evil that causes sorrow this deep, and at the federal failure and political stalemate that has left our border unsecured and our Border Patrol in harm’s way. Four fallen agents in less than two years is the result.

“It has been 558 days since the Obama administration declared the security of the U.S.-Mexico border ‘better now than it has ever been.’ I’ll remember that statement today.”

 

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  1. God bless him and his family

  2. ++

    God Bless & Thank You, R.I.P. Mr. Nicholas Ivie, Amen..

    prayers going out to family, friends, and all concerned..

    ==

  3. My dear friend texted me today about this tragedy. Her son, a border agent in AZ, patrols the same area as Agent Ivie. They were in the same training class.

    Her heart is broken for the Ivie family and she lives in constant worry for her son and other agents. Please lift up all these families and agents in your prayers. She also told me that in addition to his wife, he leaves two small children.

  4. A Border Agent = A HERO. It takes a very brave person to even think about taking that job… with all the danger that lies on our southern border… these men help keep the bad guys from getting to us. My heart breaks for his family… may they each find peace and comfort.

  5. ++

    October 2, 2012

    Gov. Brewer: Righteous Anger, Not Just Tears, for Slain Border Agent

    [“More recently, in May 2011, we lost two more agents – Eduardo Rojas
    Jr. and Hector Clark – when they were killed in a vehicle accident while
    pursuing suspected drug smugglers near Gila Bend,” Brewer’s statement
    continued.

    “What happens next has become all-too-familiar in Arizona: Flags will
    be lowered in honor of the slain agent. Elected officials will vow to find
    those responsible. Arizonans, and Americans will grieve – and they
    should.

    “But this ought not only be a day of tears,” Brewer added. “There
    should be anger, too. Righteous anger – at the kind of evil that
    causes sorrow this deep, and at the federal failure and political
    stalemate that has left our border unsecured and our Border
    Patrol in harm’s way.

    “Four fallen agents in less than two years is the result.”

    Brewer then attacked the Obama White House for an
    observation it made in 2011 about security at the border.

    “It has been 558 days since the Obama administration declared the
    security of the U.S.-Mexico border ‘better now than it has ever been.’
    I’ll remember that statement today.”]

    re: Border Patrol Agents Eduardo Rojas Jr. and Hector Clark

    [On Friday, a Mexican man was arraigned in a U.S. federal court
    for the killing last December of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
    in Arizona.]

    wonder how that “investigation” is going, i’m sorry, but even if we
    weren’t having problems with Obama and N\Border Patrol, i do not
    believe it was “accidental”.. :-(

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  6. Again, Arizona is left mourning the loss of another Border Patrol Agent.
    God rest his soul and comfort his family and friends in their hour of grief.
    Another American kid doing his job, sacrificed to prop up an idiot’s ideology..
    How many more, oBama?
    I don’t even recognize my Country anymore.

    RIP Nicolas Ivie.

  7. So, upon hearing the news, did “Mr. Eye Candy” go back to bed?

  8. And the powers that be, who WILL NOT CLOSE the damn borders, who insist that our borders are safe, who limit our fire and man power, will say their obligatory “sorrys” to the family and continue turning the other cheek, while still insisting that “immigration” is a GOOD thing, everyone should get a turn coming here, and these people have so much to offer.

    God help us… we’re getting it from all sides…

  9. joe the plumber said, ” close the border and shoot anyone coming in illegally”. Janet Napolitano is guilty of sedition and should be hauled before congress and then thrown in dungeon with a bunch of ugly lesbians

  10. We pray for Nicholas Ivie’s family and regret that he has become yet another hero in striving to safeguard our land, our families, our very lives.

    And Nicholas, thank you. Dare I express my confidence that you are welcomed in Heavenly realms by a host of American patriots from past generations, including such sacred souls as those who perished at Valley Forge who will greet you with arms outstretched as BROTHER, FELLOW SERVANT, AND BELOVED OF GOD.

    “THAT PATRIOT DREAMS WILL COME TO PASS”

    How sad that we so rarely pray
    In gratitude for those before,
    Whose struggles brought us to this day,
    Whose sufferings opened freedom’s door.
    They gave their God their every breath,
    To seek for freedom as He asked.
    But now we face our fathers’ tests,
    That patriots’ dreams will come to pass.

    Yet some now speak of wars we’ve won,
    And take their ease without a thought
    Of struggles that too soon have come,
    With enemies our fathers fought.
    For tyranny but sleeps a while
    Until, refreshed, it comes again,
    To mock the free with death’s dark smile,
    And dare us fight until we win.

    Our Deity asks us to learn of them
    Whose blood has nourished freedom’s tree,
    For in similitude of Him,
    They gave their lives for liberty.
    Let us now fight, while yet the light
    Shines bright from valiant heroes past,
    Until we shine with Our Lord’s might,
    That patriot’s dreams shall come to pass.

    NO RIGHTS RESERVED

    This was inspired by Katherine Lee Bate’s famous hymn, “America the Beautiful” which states:
    “O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years. Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears.” READ ALL THE VERSES—and if you can do so without a tear, I will be amazed. Can any Patriot doubt that the God of our Fathers spoke to her these words to inspire endless generations?

  11. This has gone on long enough. If the Federal Government won’t (or CAN’T) perform the role laid out by the Constitituion (i.e., keep the borders secure) then it’s time to take different action.

    Time for some professionals to clean up the border. SEALs popped Bin Laden’s cork and Delta has been active in Iraq. I’m pretty sure they could do the job.

  12. Big Sis and Choomboi are high fiving (or fist bumping) on this news.

  13. Armed insurgents roam our boarder areas at will, and we just sit back and allow it all. What do we do if one of our agents actually does his job? Why we arrest and prosecute him. How many are in prison today? To make matters just so much worse, our guys are armed with bean bag guns. Why?

  14. Why does the face of John Roberts keep popping up in my head. He’s aiding this now too. Good job, Chief Justice.



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