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A border agent killed along the Arizona-Sonora border will be honored in his hometown.

Border Patrol agent Brian Terry lost his life in a shoot out with suspected smugglers while on patrol in Peak Canyon back in Dec. 2010.

Terry's family and other Border Patrol agents honored his service by scattering his ashes across a lake he liked spending time at as a child.

At the memorial in Trenton, Mich., Terry's brother, Kent Terry, shared a few words about his brother.

"Brian was a guy with a lot of integrity, honesty," he said at the ceremony. "He loved his country. He believed in his country. He gave 22 years of his life to this country...(was) an all-around good person."

His death led to a Senate investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, a controversial tactic to stem gun smuggling used by the Arizona office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Terry family has also created a foundation to assist other families of slain Border Patrol agents in Terry's honor.