Family, friends gather for funeral of US Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie

SIERRA VISTA, AZ - Family and friends gathered Monday morning in Sierra Vista for the funeral for U.S. Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie.

A visitation was held Sunday at the Hatfield Funeral Home and was open to the public.

The funeral started at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse at 2100 Yaqui Street.

Ivie was remembered as a family man who loved his job and his colleagues. Family and friends remembered him as a loving father who was active in his Mormon church and dedicated to his profession.

Ivie was shot to death early Tuesday near the Mexican border as three agents responded to an alarm that was triggered by a sensor aimed at detecting smugglers and others entering the U.S. illegally.

A second agent was wounded.

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