December 16, 2010 2:41 PM
From Staff Reports

SACRAMENTO • After a gunbattle killed a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly called on President Obama Thursday to send the full power of the United States National Guard and military units to the “war zone on the southern border.”

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, a member of the agency’s special Search, Trauma and Rescue team, was killed in a gun battle Tuesday night in Arizona, about 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexican border.

“This vicious act against a man doing his job in service to his country underscores how important it is to protect our border and back up our border patrol agents,” Donnelly said in a statement. “Our federal government’s current policy of non-enforcement has failed to secure the border and instead has emboldened drug cartels and thieves. Without renewed urgency, I fear that this could lead to continued and increased violence.”

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