Support slain BP Agent Terry Brian’s family and scholarship in his name

Dave Gibson

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s girlfriend, Sarah Brelsford has established an e-mail address for the public to send messages of support to Terry’s family. She is also setting up a scholarship in the murdered agent’s name and is now accepting pledges.

Brelsford recently told the Green Valley News and Sun: “I want his name to live on forever.”

On December 14, Agent Brian Terry was shot to death in the Arizona desert, while patrolling one of the region’s most dangerous drug and human smuggling corridors. He was actually looking for Mexican bandits who typically prey on those crossing into this country illegally.

Agent Terry encountered a group of those bandits and was shot in the back with an AK-47. The bullet went through his protective vest and ripped through his pelvis. He soon succumbed to his wounds.

Terry was a former Marine and a police officer in Lincoln Park, Michigan. He had been a Border Patrol agent for three years. In his quest for a lifetime of service to his nation, he had plans to become a Secret Service agent.

His sister, Michelle, told The Associated Press: “It was his life. He said it was very dangerous, but he loved what he did and wanted to make a difference.”

Terry is survived by his father, Kent Terry, his mother, Josephine Terry, his stepmother, Carol Terry, sisters Michelle Terry Balogh and Kelly Terry Willis, and brother, Kent G. Terry.

Carol Terry spoke of her stepson’s relationship with his devastated father: “Brian just loved his dad. He would do absolutely anything for him. And Brian was his dad’s hero. Every time Brian went out on a mission he would call his dad to tell him he was leaving. Then, when returned from each mission, he would call his dad to let him know that he was back. So we knew Brian had gone out on a mission Tuesday evening. That was the last time we ever heard from him.”

Carol continued: “What really hurts so much is that he died protecting illegal immigrants.”

To send your condolences and messages of support to the Terry family, you may do so using the following e-mail address:

You can also make a donation using the following information:

Brian Terry Memorial, Account# 9513164278

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