Oct 8, 2012 3:05 AM by Sam Salzwedel

Hundreds pay respect to fallen Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie

SIERRA VISTA - Hundreds of people lined up to pay respect to fallen Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie.

Family, friends and some strangers went to Ivie's visitation at the Hatfield Funeral Home Sunday evening.

Chris Ivie is Nicholas Ivie's older brother.

"We're doing all right," he said. "The shock is kind of worn off, and we're dealing with it. And there is still a lot of emotional times, but we find ourselves smiling and chuckling a little bit if we talk about Nick."

It appears another agent shot Ivie while they were on duty in the middle of the night.

"It was a tragic, tragic accident," Chris Ivie said. "There's no anger towards anybody. In fact, there's been a lot of love expressed, and that helps the healing."

Chris Ivie said he appreciates all the support from Border Patrol, other law enforcement agencies and the community.

"He was a hero," Chris Ivie said. "He lived as a hero. He died as a hero. He's not just a hero because he's dead, he really was."

Chris Ivie said he takes comfort in his faith he will see his brother again.

"It's not just a belief," he said. "It's a knowledge, and that's what helps us get by."

Ivie's funeral will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Yaqui Street in Sierra Vista Monday.

His body will be taken home to Utah Tuesday.

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