NACO, AZ (Tucson News Now/AP) - In the town of Naco, Arizona, friends, family and even strangers gathered in a church in the small border town to remember the dedicated officer.
A choir sang as Nicholas Ivie's family hugged and shed tears, remembering a humble man. At a vigil in Naco, Joel Ivie reminisced on his younger brother's short life.
About a hundred people lit candles showing support for the border patrol gent who was shot and killed near Bisbee last week.
Joel Ivie said his brother spent his final moments doing what he loved.
"When I came back to the border patrol I was fortunate to come back to Naco where Nick had been assigned," said Joel Ivie.
There were a couple dozen fellow border patrol agents along with their wives in attendance. At times they seemed devastated beyond words. A priest led the crowd through prayer and talked about respect and appreciation for law enforcement.
People who live in Naco say nothing can express their gratitude for Ivie who made the ultimate sacrifice.