He and three fellow BORTAC agents were summoned to Peck Canyon, one of the many rural pathways alongside Interstate 19 that are notorious as transport routes for smugglers of drugs, humans, and other contraband.
Agent Brian Terry's BORTAC Unit reportedly confronted at least five bandits in the darkened ravine.
Agent Terry's BORTAC Unit was under orders to use non-lethal "beanbag" loads; the bandits responded with WASR-10s, a variant of the Russian AK-47 assault rifles.
BORTAC agents were deployed to Panama, to support the Panamanian Government and Law Enforcement Office at traffic checkpoints.
In March, April and May 2006, BORTAC provided the Government of Ecuador with a Mobile Training Team (MTT).