Procession and Funeral Held for DEA Agent from Grayville Killed in Shooting

Vehicle procession arrives prior to services for DEA Agent Garbo in Tucson Arizona October 8 2021 - (Tucson Sector BP)

A procession and funeral is being held on Friday for DEA Agent and Tri-State native Michael Garbo, who was fatally shot in Arizona on Monday.

Posted: Oct 8, 2021 11:27 AM
Updated: Oct 8, 2021 1:58 PM

A federal agent with ties to the Tri-State is being laid to rest on Friday.

A procession and funeral are being held Friday to honor the life of DEA Group Supervisor Michael Garbo, who was shot and killed in an incident that happened Monday.

Agent Garbo was shot and killed in an incident that happened on Monday on an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona.

Original Story: DEA Agent With Ties to Tri-State Dies From Shooting in Arizona

After growing up in Grayville, Illinois, Garbo joined the DEA in 2005 as a special agent and supervisor pursuing criminal traffickers along the US-Mexico border as well as in Afghanistan.

His father, Larry Garbo, worked for the Illinois State Police for 28 years and served in several roles including District Commander for 18 years in Carmi.

The vehicle procession that was held to honor Agent Garbo began around 11:00 a.m. CT on Friday. You can watch it in full on the Tucson Sector BP YouTube page.

Agent Garbo's memorial service was also live-streamed through the same page. It began at 12:00 p.m. noon CT and can be viewed by clicking here.

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