Posted: Sep 11, 2012 9:30 AM by Faye DeHoff
NACO - A new, state-of-the-art border station, dedicated to the memory of a fallen Border Patrol officer, will open next Tuesday in Naco.
In January, Congress designated the Naco Border Patrol Station as the 'Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station' in honor of fallen Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry, killed in a shootout in December of 2010 near Rio Rico.
The new station, set to open on September 18, will play a key role in maintaining operational control of the Arizona/Sonora border. The new facility, along with the interim building, encompasses over 40 acres. It will provide nearly 92,000 square feet of administrative and detention space, and accommodate over 450 agents and mission support personnel.
The grand opening will be held at the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station, 2136 South Naco Highway, Naco.
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