Bill to name Naco BP station after Brian Terry

CREATED Jul 28, 2011

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KGUN9-TV) - A bill to name the Border Patrol station in Naco after fallen agent Brian Terry is working its way through Congress. It was introduced late Wednesday by California representative Darrell Issa.

He and the office of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords worked together to write the Brian A. Terry Memorial Act. The bill already has 52 Democratic and Republican co-sponsors.

"Brian Terry died protecting the men and women of Southern Arizona." said Pia Carusone, chief of staff to Congresswoman Giffords. "Naming the Border Patrol station in Naco after him is a fitting tribute to someone who paid the ultimate price in the service of his country."

Border bandits shot and killed Terry in the early morning of December 14, 2010 in a remote desert area near Rio Rico. One person is being held in connection with the murder.

Agent Terry is among 70 U.S. Broder Patrol agents who have died in the line of duty during the last 50 years. The station that would be named after him is located at 2136 S. Naco Highway. It would be the only the second station in the country to be named for a fallen agent.