The family of border patrol agent Nicholas Ivie, who was shot and killed on patrol Tuesday, spoke with reporters for the first time Thursday morning at a news conference in southern Arizona.
Two of Nicholas Ivie's brothers gave a glimpse into the kind of man he was.
They said he was always joking around. He was called "the favorite uncle" and he was known for being the dad on the street who was always outside playing with his kids.
His brother, Chris Ivie said his brother truly was a hero because he loved the people he served. He told a story of a woman his brother helped out while on patrol.
"She was pregnant and lost her shoes and her feet were cut up and she just had them wrapped in rags," Chris Ivie said. "She was in a pretty remote area and just couldn't make it any farther. He carried that woman a mile and a half to where she could receive the proper help that she needed."
Chris Ivie said he had just learned of that story, which shows how humble his brother was.
"Nick was a loving husband, father, friend to everybody," Chris Ivie said.
CBS 5 News has independently confirmed two suspects have been detained in Mexico in connection with Tuesday's shootings. A highly-placed source verified the pair were detained in Naco, Mexico.
But the family said they aren't spending their time dwelling on the people who did this.
His brother Rich Ivie said, "Right now our concerns, honestly, are for Christine and her children, for the other agents that were involved and their families."
"We've been so preoccupied with grief and the loss, we really haven't had time to be angry or anything. It is what it is. It won't bring Nick back and we just need to be here for each other and we appreciate all of the prayers and thoughts and well wishes from complete strangers ... it's been overwhelming in a good way," Chris Ivie said.
A fund has been set up, if you would like to help Nick Ivie's wife and two young children. It's called Nicholas Ivie Memorial Fund at the National Bank of America.
A vigil is planned Thursday for Nicholas Ivie at 6 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, in Naco, AZ. There will be a candlelight procession to the border wall.
The Cochise County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Thursday, "Still no confirmation of the arrests from Phoenix sector FBI, handling the investigation along with CCSO, itself waiting for an FBI confirmation."
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