Hundreds attend Border Patrol agent’s funeral in Spanish Fork

Posted at 5:58 PM, Oct 11, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-12 02:17:17-04

SPANISH FORK, Utah - Hundreds gathered to bid farewell to U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie Thursday at the Spanish Fork Cemetery.

Those who were there: several hundred Boy Scouts, war veterans, many members of law enforcement from across the nation, and Ivie's closest friends and family.

"This gentleman lost his life keeping our country safe and I thought it was important for the Boy Scouts to be part of this and celebrate his life," said Chris Hansen, a father of an Eagle Scout at the funeral.

"It's the most wonder thing I've ever seen, outpouring of patriotism today ... makes me proud to be an American," said Korean War veteran Dan Fox.