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Oct 2, 2012 4:39 PM by Ian Cross

DHS Sec. Napolitano issues statement on border agent death

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Current Department of Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano has released the following statement regarding the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie:

"I am deeply saddened by the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the attack on another Border Patrol Agent early this morning. Both agents were on patrol near Bisbee, Arizona when they came under fire from an unknown assailant. This act of violence reminds us of the risks our men and women confront, and the dangers they willingly undertake, while protecting our nation's borders. We are working closely with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to track down those responsible for this inexcusable crime, and to bring them to justice. I have ordered all DHS flags to fly at half staff in honor of our fallen CBP colleague. Together, we stand in solidarity with their families and friends at this difficult time, and pray for the continued safety of all who serve our country."

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