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Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne statement on Border Patrol shooting

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne released the following statement following a fatal Tuesday shooting involving Border Patrol. One agent was killed and another was wounded.

The statement has not been altered in any way.

“The news today that a U.S. Border Patrol Agent was killed and one of his partners hurt in a border enforcement action near Naco, Arizona is another tragic reminder of the extreme conditions on this portion of the U.S. – Mexico border.

Every day, hundreds of brave men and women don a uniform and put their lives on the line to protect American citizens, and the agent in this terrible incident offered the ultimate sacrifice in the course of duty.

I offer my deep condolences to the family of the slain agent as well as best wishes for the swift and full recovery of the agent who was wounded. And I am grateful to all the selflessly dedicated men and women of the Border Patrol who so willingly place themselves in harm’s way so that our nation can be secure.”