Issa Statement on Shooting of Border Patrol Agents Near Brian Terry Station

October 2, 2012

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa released the following statement following reports of a shooting that killed one Border Patrol Agent and wounded another near the newly named Brian Terry Border Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona:

“This shooting is a tragic reminder of the dangers the brave men and women who guard our borders face every day.  Just last month, I attended a ceremony with agents based at the Bisbee station naming it in honor of their fallen colleague, Brian Terry.  My prayers are with the family of the agent who lost his life today and his wounded colleague.

“Authorities must investigate the full circumstances of this shooting. I urge everyone to think of the families of these agents and avoid drawing conclusions before relevant facts are known.”