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Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber walks through the January 8 memorial on the 11th anniversary of the shooting. Barber was wounded in the shooting, along with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others, and six people were killed. The memorial, set next to the Pima County Courthouse, opened last year.

2022 often felt like one of the most violent years in recent memory, with many of our stories about the immediate and longterm consequences of crime, but there were also moments of genuine hope and beauty reflected in the Sentinel's coverage throughout the year. Read more»

Adolfo Hernandez, a pilot with Air and Marine Operations, a part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Adolfo Hernandez, a pilot for Air and Marine Operations, a part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has spent the last 18 years searching for people from the air. Read more»

The U.S.-Mexico border from inside a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle near Naco, Ariz. in March.

Two people were killed Tuesday night when the driver of a minivan used in a suspected smuggling case crashed while trying to avoid tire spikes deployed by Border Patrol agents north of Douglas, Arizona. Read more»

A crewman with CBP's Air and Marine Operations treats a Honduran woman after she collapsed on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The woman set a signal fire and the helicopter crew spotted the flames and flew to where she was about 19 miles southwest of Ajo, Ariz.

A helicopter crew with U.S. Customs and Border Protection rescued a Honduran woman on Oct. 22 in the remote desert southwest of Ajo, Ariz. after they spotted a signal fire. Read more»

A modified ultralight airplane that was seized at an improvised runway southeast of Tucson on Thursday night. The plane carried two plastic storage boxes containing $500,000 in methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents tracked a modified ultralight airplane to an improvised runway southeast of Tucson, and seized nearly $500,000 in methamphetamine and fentanyl Thursday night, authorities said. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent sits by a fire lit to keep two shivering men warm during their rescue near Ajo on Thursday. The men called 911 and told agents they were lost, and BORSTAR agents treated them for severe dehydration and mild hypothermia.

Border Patrol agents rescued four men from the western section of Pima County during two separate incidents Thursday, including one man who was airlifted to a local hospital by a helicopter crew from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. Read more»

People in Puerto Rico unload supplies from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter, on October 12, 2017.

Two dozen specially trained Border Patrol agents returned to Tucson on Tuesday after working in Puerto Rico as part of the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria. Read more»

Backpacks seized by U.S. Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations on Monday morning that contained 1,100 pounds of marijuana worth more than $550,000.

Harried by a helicopter from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a group of 35 smugglers abandoned backpacks carrying more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana worth more than $550,000 near Nogales, authorities said. Read more»