ATF Death Watch 80: U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s Last Words

“Late in the night on Dec. 14, in a canyon west of Rio Rico, Ariz., Border Patrol agents came across Mexican bandits preying on illegal immigrants,” reports. “According to a Border Patrol ‘Shooting Incident’ report, the agents fired two rounds of bean bags from a shotgun. The Mexicans returned fire. One agent fired from his sidearm, another with his M-4 rifle. One of the alleged bandits, Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, a 33-year-old Mexican from Sinaloa, was wounded in the abdomen and legs. Agent Brian Terry — 40, single, a former Marine — also went down. ‘I’m hit!’ he cried . . .

“A fellow agent cradled his friend. ‘I can’t feel my legs,’ Terry said. ‘I think I’m paralyzed.’ A bullet had pierced his aorta. Tall and nearly 240 pounds, Terry was too heavy to carry. They radioed for a helicopter. But Terry was bleeding badly, and he died in his colleague’s arms.”


  1. avatar matt says:

    So why dont these guys have QuikClot or a similar hemostatic agent? I keep one in my range bag. Its only $30, they could have easily paid for it out of pocket.

  2. avatar Frank Williams says:

    QuikClot won’t do much good on a ruptured aorta.

  3. avatar RKflorida says:

    A real heartbreak. I hate this. Good man gone.

    Remove the requirement for non-lethal ammunition. Shoot to kill these animals from the very first shot.

  4. avatar Walrusleather says:

    RK Are you kidding me how can you give illegals free medicine, food and shelter if you do not use non lethal ammo on them?

    er excuse me undocumented Americans,
    hey if we are all P.C. now can we start calling the meth dealer down the street an unlicensed Pharmacist?

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