Statement by Secretary Napolitano on Death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie [October 2, 2012] [open pdf - 154KB]
On October 2, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "'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 [Customs and Border Protection] 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.'"
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/