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Jiu-jitsu community holds fundraiser for fallen DEA agent

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Amtrak Train Shooting Downtown / Michael Garbo

Michael Garbo

TUCSON (KVOA) - A fallen DEA agent is being remembered by his fellow jiu-jitsu classmates.

Mike Garbo was tragically killed during a drug interdiction operation at the Amtrak station over a week ago.

Two other law enforcement officers were injured.

Mike Garbo made an impact wherever he went including the jiu-jitsu community.

Manny Flores owner of Daimyo Academy has been in business since 2005. He said Garbo had been a student for many years.

He attended the early morning class and then went off to work.

"We wanted to do something to support the family and create something to support the family and create something that is everlasting to honor his memory and show how much he loved jiu-jitsu," Flores said.

Flores also said, many times Garbo would give up his hour of training to help others.

"Mike would always inspire you to be better so we're taking this opportunity to inspire others," Flores said. "We are grieving we are in pain, but we will gather our strength and help other people."

On Saturday, they are holding a seminar where various black belt instructors will be teaching those who donate $25.00 to attend the class.

The funds collected will go to the family.

To donate, click here.

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