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Funeral held for DEA agent from Grayville who was killed in Arizona

Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 6:13 AM CDT
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TUSCON, Ariz. (WFIE) - A funeral was held for the DEA agent killed in Monday’s shooting in Tuscon, Arizona.

Special Agent Mike Garbo is a Grayville, Illinois native.

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Officials say he was a supervisor who worked for the DEA for more than 16 years, facing drug traffickers across the U.S. and Afghanistan.

The procession was held in Tucson at 10:30 a.m. central time, and the funeral followed at noon.

Terry Haywood, a Grayville resident, used to live next to Garbo. He says Garbo was a stand-up person, both at work and at home.

“And as a man, Mike was as good a person as you’d ever want to know,” said Haywood. “Like I said before, he was always by the book, straightforward. That’s the way his dad taught him.”

Haywood also says the Grayville community is reeling.

“Anytime we lose somebody here, that went to school here, that we all knew,” Haywood said. “We knew his family well. It means a lot to us you know.”

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