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Oct 4, 2012 11:37 PM

Ivie family speaks out

SIERRA VISTA - The family of fallen border patrol agent Nicholas Ivie came together in Sierra Vista Thursday to remember him.

A group of 30 family members came from Utah to share stories and reflect on Ivie's life.

They said they are leaning on each other during these tough times, with help from their faith and the community.

Chris Ivey, who is the oldest of Nick's siblings, did most of the talking.

"We rely heavily on our heavenly father," Chris Ivey said. "We know people are praying for us."

His other brother Rick was also there, as well as his sister.

"We all looked up to him indeed," Rick Ivey said.

Ivey's friend and fellow border patrol agent Joel was in attendance, but due to the ongoing investigation, he was not able to talk to the media.

"They're both on horse patrol right now, and recently in the last few months, they did work together as a team, as partners," Chris Ivey said.

The family said they know Nick is with their heavenly father, and they are overwhelmed by the kindness and support of the community.

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