Six years later, slain Border Patrol agent’s family still seeks answers

WASHINGTON, DC (Cronkite) – Six years later, Josephine Terry still has trouble talking about the murder of her son, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a Rio Rico shootout where guns were later traced to a botched government investigation.

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In sometimes-emotional testimony to a House committee Wednesday, Terry discussed how she felt left in the dark on probes into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives failed Operation Fast and Furious.

That operation turned a blind eye to thousands of guns sold illegally to straw buyers in southern Arizona in hopes of tracing the weapons to high-level drug cartel members, but ATF officers instead lost track of hundreds that later turned up at crime scenes.

 

This report was created by Ben Moffat for Cronkite News. Read original article here.