Tag: shooting

Investigation launched after service member and his spouse found dead near Offutt Air Force Base

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is looking into the deaths of an active-duty service member assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, and his spouse, both of whom police found dead in their off-base home on Saturday, Ryan Hansen, a spokesman for the 55th Wing told Task & Purpose. The two people lived […]

‘When Your Brother’s Down, You Go To Your Brother’ — Fatally Shot, This Marine Rendered Aid To Fellow Officer For As Long As He Could

On Dec. 7, two years after a domestic disturbance call took a tragic turn and claimed the lives of two Americus, Georgia police officers, the Marine Corps honored one of their own: Lance Cpl. Nicholas Smarr, who died while rendering first aid to another fatally wounded officer. A Marine reservist, Smarr was responding to a […]

Devin Kelley Murdered 26 People With Legally-Purchased Firearms. The Air Force Could Have Prevented It ‘Multiple’ Times

The failure of the U.S. Air Force to report a domestic violence conviction to civilian authorities “had drastic consequences” that led to the shooting deaths of 26 people and the wounding of 22 others at a Texas church in 2017, and it “should not have occurred,” according to a new report released Friday from the […]