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Opening set for new Border Patrol station in Naco

Opening set for new Border Patrol station in Naco

In this Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 picture, an American flag on a resident's home waves in the breeze near a U.S. Border Patrol truck blocking the road leading to a search area near where U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian A. Terry, 40, was killed northwest of Nogales, Ariz. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Greg Bryan)

The U.S. Border Patrol will hold its grand opening Tuesday for its new station in Naco.

The station will be named after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Terry was mortally wounded in a December 2010 firefight with a group of armed Mexican bandits just north of the Arizona-Mexico border.

Two guns found at the scene were bought by a member of a gun smuggling ring that was being monitored in the government’s botched gun smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The new Border Patrol station, along with an interim building, covers more than 40 acres and can accommodate more than 450 agents and support workers.

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