Friday, October 5, 2012



Note: If accurate, a sad situation compounded.

Border shooting probably a friendly fire tragedy
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 6:06pm

BISBEE — U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was fatally shot as a
result of friendly fire earlier this week in a remote area of the
desert in southern Cochise County, authorities announced Friday.
The Cochise County Sheriff's Office called the event "a tragedy for
the United States Border Patrol and all law enforcement agencies
nationwide," in a statement issued Friday.

Ivie, 30, was fatally shot around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, after he and two
other agents responded to a ground sensor alert near mile marker 352
on Highway 80 about seven miles east of Bisbee and about five miles
north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The incident is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and the Cochise County Sheriff's Office. According to
the Sheriff's Office, the FBI completed ballistic testing and came to
the indisputable conclusion that this was an instance of "friendly

"While it is important to emphasize that the FBI's investigation is
actively continuing, there are strong preliminary indications that
the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and
the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting
incident involving only the agents," FBI Special Agent in Charge
James L. Turgal Jr. said in a statement released Friday.

During the shooting incident, a female agent was not injured, one
male agent received two serious but non-life threatening gunshot
injuries, and one male agent, Nicholas Ivie, was fatally wounded. The
injured agent was airlifted to a Tucson hospital for surgery, and he
has since been released.

Ivie, 30, was airlifted to the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office
by Border Patrol air support Tuesday for the completion of an
autopsy. His body was transported to the Hatfield Funeral Home in
Sierra Vista on Wednesday, and his funeral will take place Monday in
Sierra Vista at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He
was a native of Provo, Utah, and joined the Border Patrol in January,

Attorney Sean Chapman, who represents the wounded agent, told the
Herald/Review, "on behalf of my client I can say that he has been
fully cooperative. He is not a suspect in a criminal event. He is
simply a witness and he hasn't done anything wrong and nobody thinks
he did anything wrong."

Jim Calle, the attorney who is representing the female agent, told
the Herald/Review that his client is cooperating with law enforcement
officials in this investigation, adding, "We are scheduling an
interview for this next week, and after that I will feel more free to
make any comments about the situation."

According to the FBI statement, the agency is utilizing all necessary
investigative, forensic and analytical resources in the course of
this investigation. The FBI thanked Customs and Border Protection,
the Border Patrol and the Sheriff's Office for cooperating.

"The FBI extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family,
friends and co-workers of Nicholas Ivie and to our partners in the
United States Border Patrol," the agency stated. And, Sheriff's
Office Chief Rod Rothrock stated, "Our thoughts and prayers are with
the agents involved, their families, and their co-workers."

The FBI added that at the appropriate time, additional information
will be provided, but while the investigation continues it would be
inappropriate to comment any further at this time. The Sheriff's
Office's final investigative processing and procedures will not be
completed until later next week.

Meanwhile, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited
Cochise County on Friday to meet with family members of Ivie to
express condolences, and to meet with federal, state and local law
enforcement officials at the Brian Terry Border Patrol Station in
Naco for a briefing on the ongoing investigation.

Napolitano was joined by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy
Commissioner David V. Aguilar and CBP Commander of Arizona Joint
Field Command Jeffrey Self. She arrived at the Border Patrol Station
in Bisbee at about 10:30 a.m. and left at about 2:30 p.m. They also
surveyed the U.S.-Mexico border area where the incident occurred.

"I am deeply saddened by the death of our fallen colleague; this
tragedy reminds us of the risks our men and women confront, the
dangers they willingly undertake, while protecting our nation's
borders," Napolitano stated in a statement. "Together, we stand in
solidarity with their families and friends, and pray for the
continued safety of all who serve our country."

During a press briefing in Tucson on Friday, Commander Self told
members of the media that he met with Ivie's family and he explained
to them if the investigation reaches the conclusion that this
shooting was the result of friendly fire, then it changes none of the
following facts:

"That Agent Ivie gave the ultimate sacrifice and died serving his
country; that he died in the line of duty and will be honored as such
for his final act of service; that Agent Ivie served for more than
six years protecting this country against those who threaten our way
of life; and that he will be remembered by all of us who served along
side him for his character, his kindness and his loyalty."

Publicada: 05/10/2012 08:11 Por: SUN
Canjean lanzagranadas y torpedo por laptops en Sinaloa

En los últimos 10 años en los que se ha desarrollado esta campaña se
recibieron en donación voluntaria un total de 12 mil 828 armas de
fuego de diversos calibres.

Sofisticadas armas de fuego y artefactos explosivos, entre ellas un
lanzagranadas y un torpedo calibre 120, han sido donadas en forma
voluntaria por ciudadanos, los cuales a cambio han recibido
computadoras portátiles, como parte de la "Décima Primera Campaña de
Donación y Registro de Armas de Fuego" que se desarrolla en Sinaloa.

El Consejo Estatal de Seguridad Pública del estado dio a conocer que
a tres días de iniciada la campaña, en el municipio de Ahome, se han
captado las armas más sofisticadas, en la que sobresale el torpedo,
el cual según las autoridades militares se encuentra activo.

Según los datos del organismo, en los últimos 10 años en los que se
ha desarrollado esta campaña se recibieron en donación voluntaria un
total de 12 mil 828 armas de fuego de diversos calibres, las cuales
fueron destruidas en la Novena Zona Militar.

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