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Brian Terry's family praises suspect's capture

Posted at 1:02 PM, Apr 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-13 16:11:53-04

The family of slain U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry praised the capture of suspected gunman Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, who is accused of taking part in Terry's 2010 murder.

Osorio-Arellanes was one of two men who remained fugitives in the 2010 murder of Terry, whose death exposed the Fast and Furious program, in which agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arranged for criminals to buy guns with the intent of keeping track of the weapons.

Terry's cousin, Robert Heyer, released this statement:

 "We are very grateful that law enforcement on both sides of the border continues to seek out those responsible for Brian’s death. With the arrest of Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes only one other suspect remains at large. We are hopeful and confident that he will be brought to justice as well."

"The mistakes of the past can’t be erased. We as citizens must constantly hold our government accountable for their actions. Operation Fast and Furious was a clear example of the Department of  Justice at its worst. I hope never to see that level of arrogance and incompetence in our government ever again."