AFGE Statement on Death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today expressed sadness over the Oct. 2 killing of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie.

"We were deeply saddened over the death of Agent Ivie," AFGE National President J. David Cox said. "AFGE offers its sympathies to the Ivie family."

Ivie, 30, was killed in an ambush after responding to a sensor hit near Highway 80. One other Border Patrol agent sustained non-life threatening wounds and was airlifted to a local hospital and is reported in stable condition.

Agent Ivie began his career with the U.S. Border Patrol in 2008 as a member of the 733rd session. After graduating from the Academy, he was assigned to the Naco Border Patrol Station, which was recently renamed after Agent Brian Terry. Ivie is survived by his wife and children.

"The National Border Patrol Council expresses condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Agent Ivie as they mourn his passing," said Council President George McCubbin. "Please keep the Ivie family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

For more information, visit the Officer Down Memorial Page or call George McCubbin at (855) BP UNION, ext. 800 (855-278-6466, x800).

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SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees