Two Border Patrol Agents Killed in Chase

NewsNM note (Spence) - On Tuesday, President Obama mocked any American making the assertion that the U.S. border with Mexico is NOT secure. Forty-eight hours later two U.S. Border Patrol agents were killed while chasing illegals in Arizona. Outrage with the administration's continuous flow of false claims regarding the border status, particularly amongst ravaged and outmanned law enforcement officials in Arizona, is reaching a a feverish pitch.

(Reuters) - Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were killed when their vehicle was struck by a freight train in southern Arizona as they pursued a group of suspected illegal immigrants, authorities said on Thursday. Lieutenant Justin Griffin of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said the freight train struck the agent's vehicle near Gila Bend, about 70 miles southwest of Phoenix, at around 6 a.m. local time. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said in a statement that two agents were from the Border Patrol's Yuma sector, in far west Arizona. Yuma sector Border Patrol spokesman Kenneth Quillin told Reuters the agents were assisting colleagues "that were following a group of suspected illegal entrants ... coming from Mexico into the United States" when their vehicle was struck. Read full story here: News New Mexico



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