Napolitano to visit family of slain Border Patrol agent.

The CBP flag is raised to half-staff at the agency's…

The CBP flag is raised to half-staff to honor fallen Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie
The CBP flag is raised to half-staff at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano authorized all DHS components to fly their flags at half-staff to honor fallen Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie.
Photographer: Josh Denmark

The head of Homeland Security travels to Arizona Friday, a day after Mexican authorities questioned two men in a shooting that killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent and wounded another near the U.S.-Mexican border.

U.S. authorities have identified the agent killed as 30-year-old Nicholas Ivie. The Provo, Utah, native, who joined the Border Patrol in January 2008, is survived by his wife and two young children.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other federal officials will meet with Ivie’s family “to express their condolences,” said department spokesman Matt Chandler.

Ivie is the 14th agent killed in the line of duty since 2008, including three this year.

Source: Rafael Romo for CNN.

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