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AG Horne Statement on Border Patrol Agents Deaths

PHOENIX (Thursday, May 12, 2011) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has released this statement following the news that two U.S. Border Patrol agents were killed in a collision between their patrol vehicle and a train west of Gila Bend this morning:

“I am terribly saddened by the news of the deaths of two Border Patrol agents who were killed when their vehicle collided with a train near Gila Bend. These agents were pursuing suspected drug traffickers at the time of the accident and they died doing their job to protect U.S.citizens. This tragedy is a reminder to all of us that whether they are facing down a criminal suspect with a weapon, or patrolling the highways and deserts, these law enforcement professionals encounter life-threatening dangers every day. I join all Arizonans in mourning the deaths of these agents.”