Wednesday marks one year since Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a shootout with a crew of border outlaws in the Arizona desert.
The 40-year-old former Marine and a native of Detroit was a member of an elite Border Patrol unit and came across the bandits while on patrol Dec. 14, 2010. Terry was killed and all but one of the bandits got away.
Fellow agents and friends have described Terry as a warrior and a patriot who died doing what he loved most: fighting for his country.
His killing drew additional attention when two guns found at the scene were connected to a botched federal operation known as Fast and Furious in which illegally obtained weapons were allowed across the border into Mexico.