/ Modified oct 8, 2021 4:53 p.m.

DEA agent slain in Amtrak shooting remembered as key leader

Dozens of family, friends and colleagues filled Calvary Chapel in Tucson on Friday to honor Michael Garbo.

amtrak train shooting 100421 Police say a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration special agent and another person were killed during a shootout on an Amtrak train that stopped in downtown Tucson on Monday morning.
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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.

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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