U.S. Border Patrol Agent Killed in Arizona

A second agent was wounded by an unidentified gunman believed to be trafficking in drugs.
3:00 | 10/02/12

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Well I received notification probably about 2:30 this morning that some more around 13145. Three Border Patrol agents were involved in -- shooting situation. East of Bisbee and south of highway eighty. And as a result of that shooting when Border Patrol agent was killed and other Border Patrol agent was wounded. And fortunately the third agent. Escaped unharmed at this point in time the investigation. Is of course ongoing. The scenes being processed as we speak we are conducting a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Due to the time of -- and the location that this occurred I believe you know we suspect that this is probably some type of narcotics trafficking. -- event. That these agents. Encountered. But at this time that would be speculative. Well it's been dangerous for a long time on the border here. That's something that are former sheriff unfortunately we lost our sheriff a couple of weeks ago -- to a traffic accident. Larry Deaver was very vocal -- the needs for increased border security. And this is just another example. That shows whether you're an armed Border Patrol agent doing your duty. Or if you were simple rancher out tending to your ranch that if you're on the border -- and apparel. Coach is counting has been a smuggling -- or. For many many years. And that seems to be unabated in modern times.

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