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PHOENIX -- The Border Patrol will open its new station in Naco on Tuesday, named in honor of agent Brian Terry who was killed almost two years ago in a shootout with Mexican bandits in southern Arizona.

Robert Heyer said his cousin would have been honored.

"It's quite fitting. The old Naco station was Brian's first duty station as a border agent. Brian would have been humbled. I can see him grinning to himself and I'm sure he's looking down with a lot of pride.

The station will be home to almost 500 agents.

Two of the guns recovered at the scene of Terry's murder were bought by a member of a gun-smuggling ring that was being monitored in the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' Fast and Furious investigation.

Jim Cross, Reporter

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