Skip to comments.Slain Border Agent Identified: Nicolas Ivie 'Ambushed', Gunned Down Near Arizona Border
Posted on 10/02/2012 3:14:50 PM PDT by montag813
Officials have confirmed that the Border Patrol agent that was shot and killed early this morning is 30-year-old Nicholas J. Ivie.
Ivie was killed after he and two other agents responded to an unusual sensor reading near Highway 80 about 7 miles east of Bisbee, according to Border Patrol officials.
Ivie was patrolling the area with a pair of agents after being alerted that a sensor had been tripped, according to Cochise County Sheriff's Commander Marc Denney. Denney told the Los Angeles Times that agents were ambushed. The agents radioed that they had come under fire, he said, attacked by three or four people who appear to have fled on foot into the rocky hills.
It was not clear whether the agents returned fire. By the time deputies responded, the gunmen had disappeared, Denney said. "Whether they were picked up in another vehicle is unknown, Denney said, adding that the gunmen had ample time to flee and hide. They had a bit of a jump on us. Denney said the motive for the shooting was still "highly unknown."
In an official news release, Customs and Border Protection officials confirmed the identity of the agent killed as Ivie, who has been with Border Patrol since January 2008. He is a native of Provo, Utah.
"First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with Agent Ivie's family during this terrible time," said Jeffrey D. Self, commander of the Joint Field Command - Arizona. "This is a tragic loss for Customs and Border Protection. We have an unwavering commitment to pursue and bring the perpetrators of this heinous act to justice."Governor Jan Brewer released a statement on the shooting...
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Another murder on our border, with Fast and Furious guns?
Did the border patrol have guns with bullets to fight back?
This is a key question
Did the agents have live ammo
it sounds like maybe they didn’t since they called for bck up
and weren’t able to take down any of the illegals
think the MSM will cover this
This'll get stonewalled too, like the Benghazi Massacre Cover-Up, Fast & Furious, 'green energy' kickback crap, Keystone Pipeline and a hundred other ∅bummer&Co crimes, until well after Nov 6th.
Slain border agent was recently called to Mormon ward bishopric
My wifw knows thw family,....saddness.
First thought after thoughts about his family is ... where did the guns come from? No need to answer ... it’s an off chance, but I’ll wait for Univision to help with the answer.
When asked about it today, President Obama stated: “It’s just one more bump in the road on the way to my re-coronation.”
Another murder charge to add to the already soaring list attached to thise White House and the Oval Office occupant. Napolitano, Clinton, and Obama are all co-conspirators along with Holder and the rest of the Czars and Czarinas! Of course the Congress will once again shirk its duty and the so called MSM will ask the tough questions about underwear and dessert preferences.
Our southern border needs to be carpet bombed around the clock, 24/7. Think about all the jobs that would create.
Prayers out for the family and friends of agent Nicholas J. Ivie. R.I.P. Agent Ivie.
Heard a woman on Tom Sullivan show today said her brother in law is a border agent and works in the same office as the slain agent. They use BEAN BAGS, ABSOLUTLEY NO LIVE AMMO. What has happened to our country!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Condolences to the family.
Agent Nicholas Ivie thank you for your bravery, service and dedication to our Country.
notaliberal~ “ Heard a woman on Tom Sullivan show today said her brother in law is a border agent and works in the same office as the slain agent. They use BEAN BAGS, ABSOLUTLEY NO LIVE AMMO... “
Bean Bags ,..again ?
We arm our Border with Bean Bags , ..still ?
Maybe Napolitano needs to reminded that the Border Agents have a ‘right’ to protect themselves from deadly physical force !!
Maybe Napolitano needs to take a lesson from Benghazi where guards were armed ( with no ammo )!!
Maybe Napolitano needs to go down to the border where the drug cartels roam while wearing a Border Agent uniform and she is armed only with a bean bag gun !!
The Border Agents have bean bag guns ( to physically knock down a perp ) at the same time they are facing “deadly physical force” ; they are unable to react ‘in kind’ , and are sitting ducks.
At the same time , Dept. of Homeland Security is grooping little old ladies and children , and touching the ‘family jewels’ ... but you can’t film them doing it !
How many airline bombings have Homeland Security prevented ?
(Answer : none ever found !! )
Who the h*ll are the criminals here ?
I am an American citizen !
I have protected rights given to me by God , and protected under the Consititution !
Why are border criminals allowed to have deadly advantage over lawful Federal agents ?
The blood of the murdered agents (Ivie , Terry , Zapata) belong on the hands of the idiots in this Administration who make ‘politically correct’ decisions , such as ‘bean-bag guns’, watering holes defined and funded under border security, and lying / cover up after the fact .