Border Patrol Agent Nick Ivie was one of the nicest men you could have ever hoped to meet. I was privileged to know him as a classmate at the academy (733) and as a coworker at the Naco Border Patrol Station (Recently renamed for another fallen Naco Agent, Brian Terry) Everyone who knew him described him as quiet and kind. Many remember him frequently wearing a sly grin. When they learned of his death many of his neighbors asked, "Was he the man who was always playing with those two little girls?"
He left behind a wife and two young daughters. One of his three brother continues to serve at the Naco Border Patrol Station. I would like to help provide continued assistance his widow for their children's education or whatever purpose she deems fit to best serve the memory of this honest, hard-working Border Patrol Agent.
In the two years that I knew and worked with Ivie I never so much as heard him say a harsh word about another person. He was a good man with unquestionable integrity and strong work ethic who will be remembered well. It is unimaginable to me that a more compassionate Agent ever worked the rough stretch of 'the line' he helped patrol.
It is an honor to say that I swore my oath to defend the Constitution alongside him and some other fine agents on January 3rd, 2008. To the best of my knowledge Nicholas Ivie kept his oath and his behavior was beyond reproach for his nearly 5 years in service to his country. He performed his final patrol and paid the ultimate price on October 2nd, 2012. While responding to possible narcotics smuggling activity he was killed by gunfire. An unusually short investigation suggested that it was 'friendly fire'.
I realize many of you have no idea who I am and/or may not be comfortable giving a donation over the internet. In this case you can make a contribution by mail or in-person to the Nicholas Ivie Memorial Fund at any Zions Bank or National Bank of Arizona branch. Here is the contact information for one of the two National Bank of Arizona branches in Sierra Vista, Arizona, where the Ivie family currently resides.
Nicholas Ivie Memorial Fund
National Bank of Arizona
Please know that 100% of the money I receive will go to the Nicholas Ivie Memorial Fund. That fund was setup by a Bishop of Mrs. Ivie's church and the proceeds will be used to help her and her two young daughters. If you are unsure about giving donations over the internet feel confident in mailing a check to the address above and addressing it to the Nicholas Ivie Memorial Fund.
As for the donations that I continue to receive through this website. Any member of Border Patrol academy class 733 or immediate member of the Ivie family will be granted access to this account upon request. If you have any concerns or need verification before you are comfortable making a donation please contact me and I'll respond as soon as possible or mail your checks directly to the address above.