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According to reports, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent killed in an Amtrak train shooting in Arizona on Monday has been identified as a former Nashville, Tennessee police officer.

The agent, Michael “Mike” Garbo, was killed after a barrage of gunfire on a New Orleans-bound Amtrak train – as a task force made up of local and federal law enforcement agencies carried out a routine investigation for illegal guns, drugs, money and Was. Other items at a station in downtown Tucson around 8 a.m.


Granthshala 17 Nashville reported that Garbo worked for the Metro Nashville Police Department from 1993 to 2005 before joining the DEA, where he served as a group supervisor.

Agent dead in Arizona Amtrak shooting, one suspect killed, officials say

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In a statement, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said Garbo was loved and respected throughout the agency “for his leadership and for his incredible passion to protect the safety of the American people.”

“Above all, he was a devoted and loving father and husband,” he added.

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus told reporters that officers had encountered two men on the second level of the double-decker train and were talking to one of them when the other man opened fire.

Magnus says suspect shooter then locked himself in train bathroom Granthshala 17. Officers later determined that the suspect was dead, although Magnus did not know whether the agents shot him or that he took his own life.

Other hospitalizations

A second agent and a Tucson police officer were also shot multiple times, the DEA said and remained stable on Tuesday. Officials have not released their identities.

According to a federal criminal complaint released Tuesday, the inspection followed Amtrak’s suggestions. Sunset Limited, the train was carrying 2,137 passengers and 11 crew members.

Surviving suspect Devonte Oketh Mathis was seen by an officer leaving a backpack and two bags a few lines from him on one of the cars of the double-decker train, which led to the shooting.

Devonte Oketh Mathis (Rockwall County Sheriff's Office)

The complaint says Mathis denied that before an officer questioned him and found two large bulk packages of marijuana in the bag. The officer then alerted Garbo and another agent, who went back to the car to talk to the second suspect and were ambushed by gunfire.

Garland ‘deeply saddened’ by the recent 2 deaths of federal agents in the line of duty

The complaint states that following a search warrant, 5.3 pounds of marijuana were found in the bag, 3.5 grams of marijuana edibles in 50 packages, as well as other cannabis products.

Mathis was arrested and faced federal charges of knowingly and knowingly possessing a mixture containing a detectable amount of marijuana or intent to distribute less than 110 pounds of the substance, according to the complaint.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags in state buildings to remain at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday in Garbo’s honor.

Garbo was the second federal officer to die in the line of duty in recent weeks.

Jared Keyworth, a deputy US marshal and senior inspector, died in a car accident last month Responding to a felony case near Florence, Mississippi, according to the Advocate.

“We are grateful for the courage and selfless sacrifice of these heroes,” US Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement. “And I join the entire Justice Department in expressing my support and deepest sympathy to their families.”

Just a day after Garland’s statement, a federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent was seriously injured during Tuesday’s shooting near Metro Police Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

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