Slain Border Patrol Agent's Family Speaks Out

The family of a Border Patrol Agent who was killed on the Arizona-Mexico border nearly two years ago is speaking out.

As they wait for answers to questions surrounding his death, they're pushing their frustrations aside to make sure his memory lives on.

Earlier this month, Mexican federal police arrested a second suspect in the murder of Brian Terry and another suspect is already on trial.  Three others remain on the run.

Terry's mother still wants answers from the government about her son's death.

"If the  truth comes out and they tell me the truth, I'll be happy with that, but I don't want to just sit there and listen to lies just to cover up and pacify me," said Josephine Terry.

"This is a long-awaited arrest and a great development in the murder investigation of Brian. To the extent closure can ever be realized this is an important part of the process. However, the key issue of government accountability remains. Why was the operation that killed Brian authorized and who will be held to account? These questions must be answered no matter how high we must look to get them. The family looks forward to the pending Inspector General's report," said Robert Heyer, Chairman of the Honor Brian Terry Foundation.

This week, the Inspector General for the Department of Justice is expected to share his findings in the investigation of the Fast and Furious case.

On Monday, a benefit dinner hosted by the Honor Brian Terry Foundation will be held to honor Terry at the JW Marriott in Tucson.  The goal is to raise funds to help families of fallen Border Patrol Agents.

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