DEA agent slain in Amtrak shooting remembered as key leader


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – A federal agent shot and killed while questioning a passenger on an Amtrak train in Arizona is being remembered as a venerated leader and mentor with an unparalleled work ethic.

Dozens of family, friends and colleagues filled Calvary Chapel in Tucson on Friday to honor Michael Garbo, a longtime Drug Enforcement Administration group supervisor.

He was part of a regional task force of DEA agents and local police inspecting baggage Monday at the train station downtown when the shooting erupted.

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Another agent and a Tucson police officer were also wounded. Officials credit Garbo’s leadership with saving the lives of other passengers and his colleagues. The shooter was killed by officers’ gunfire.  

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