On December 14, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was conducting operations as a member of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) in the Nogales, Arizona area of operations. Agent Terry's team encountered five individuals, at least two of whom were armed with rifles, in the "Peck Well" area near Rio Rico, Arizona. During the attempt to arrest these individuals, the agents and suspects fired shots. Agent Terry was mortally wounded during the exchange of gunfire and succumbed to his injuries on December 15, 2010.
Agent Terry, a native of Flat Rock, Michigan, entered on duty as a member of the 699th Session of the Border Patrol Academy on July 23, 2007. After graduation, he was assigned to the Tucson Border Patrol Sector.
Prior to joining the Border Patrol, Agent Terry served in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a Police Officer in his home state of Michigan. Agent Terry is survived by his parents, his brother and two sisters.