Border station renamed to honor Brian Terry

Sep 18, 2012, 11:19 AM | Updated: 11:19 am

PHOENIX — The cousin of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry said the family hasn’t lost hope that his killers will be brought to justice.

A border station in Naco was renamed in Terry’s honor Tuesday morning. Robert Heyer said the family won’t have closure until someone is held accountable for Terry’s death.

Heyer said the family remains frustrated by the U.S. government’s lack of action when it comes to Operation Fast and Furious.

Operation Fast and Furious, the gun-smuggling effort, was launched in 2009 to catch trafficking kingpins, but federal agents lost track of about 1,400 of the more than 2,000 weapons- including AK-47s and other high-powered assault rifles.

Two of the guns purchased illegally with the government’s knowledge were found at the site where Terry was killed near Nogales in 2010.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Border station renamed to honor Brian Terry