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Homeland Security

Statement from Secretary Janet Napolitano

Release Date: 
May 6, 2011

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

"The indictment unsealed today charging Manuel Osorio-Arrelanes and unnamed co-conspirators with crimes related to the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is an important step in seeing that justice is served for this unconscionable crime. I applaud the FBI, state and local law enforcement, and the United States Attorney's Office in Arizona for taking swift action in this case to ensure those responsible for Agent Terry's death are brought to justice.

This indictment also sends a clear message to those who would consider committing violence against the Border Patrol: we will not stand for aggression against our men and women in uniform, and we will bring the full resources of the federal government to bear in protecting them from harm and holding accountable those who would threaten their lives or their safety."

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