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Eight years after Brian Terry's death, family still seeking justice

Death uncovered controversial "Fast and Furious"
Posted at 7:41 PM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 01:00:42-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Saturday marks eight years since Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and killed in a remote area near Rio Rico.

His death uncovered the controversial Fast and Furious Operation, in which federal agents allowed criminals to buy weapons with the intention of tracking them. But agents lost track of an estimated 1,400 guns, including those used in the shootout that killed Terry.

Terry was part of an elite unit tracking a rip crew -- border bandits who rob others in the smuggle trade.

Since Terry's death in 2010, seven suspects have been indicted. Five men have been processed through court, one man is awaiting trial, and another is awaiting extradition from Mexico.

On the anniversary of Terry's death, KGUN9 spoke with Ralph Terry, the uncle and president of the Brian Terry Foundation. He describes Dec. 15 as a "day of remembrance."

"It's sort of like, 'Where were you on 9/11? Where was I on December 15?" Ralph Terry said in a phone interview.

He says the family is still looking for justice from the men accused of his nephew's murder as well as transparency from the federal government over Fast and Furious records.


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