TUCSON – As family of the fallen Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry prepare to pay their last respects this week in Michigan, his girlfriend is here in Arizona still grieving.
Sarah Brelsford, an elementary school teacher in Sahuarita, says they were making plans to take the next step in their relationship.
For three years, Brelsford’s relationship with Terry consisted of quick visits and long-awaited phone chats. Their time together was hard to plan because of his career.
He was spending long periods of time out in the desert tracking drug smugglers, making it difficult for them to be together.
But she says they had just made plans to discuss how to make it work. He put in for a transfer to try and get closer to her.
She recalls the last time they spoke over the phone, before hearing the tragic news days later.
“He kept saying, ‘Goodbye beautiful, goodbye beautiful,’ to me on the phone and I wish I just had that recorded. And all throughout the weekend, we kept texting and my last message from him was ‘missing you.’ Then I found out on Wednesday,” Brelsford said.
She has created an email address for people to send their thoughts and prayers. It is firstname.lastname@example.org […] go read the rest
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