October 3, 2012

Nicholas Ivie - Border Patrol - Arizona

Agent Nicholas Ivie, age 30, died in the line of duty on October 2, 2012, near Bisbee, Arizona.

He was with the U.S. Border Patrol and was assigned to the Bryan A. Terry Border Patrol Station.

Nicholas was shot and killed when he and two other agents were ambushed at approximately 1:30 am.  The three agents were on mounted patrol when they responded to investigate a ground sensor that had been triggered by movement in the area. Because of the rocky terrain, the agents dismounted and were hiking into the area when they were suddenly fired upon. Agent Ivie was fatally wounded and one other agents was less severely wounded.

Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
Nicholas Ivie
A massive search is underway but no suspects have been apprehended or identified to date.

Nicholas was a native of Provo, Utah and joined the U.S. Border Patrol in January of 2008. 

President Barack Obama called Nicholas Ivie's family to offer condolences and to express his gratitude for Nicholas' selfless service to his nation. 

Nicholas is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife and two young children.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Let us pray that Nicholas Ivie is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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