This week Air Force Office of Special Investigations lost four special agents in the suicide bombing near Bagram Airfield in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on December 21, 2015. Special Agents Adrianna Vorderbruggen, Michael Cino, Peter Taub, and Chester McBride were all killed in the line of duty. In addition, Special Agent Jonathan Jackson was wounded in the bombing. All were conducting a patrol as part of an investigation when the bomber drove a motorcycle into them and detonated an explosive device. Also killed was NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm who was on active duty with the Air National Guard.
SA Vorderbruggen becomes the twentieth woman killed in the line of duty in the federal sector. She leaves behind a wife Heather and a son. SA Vorderbruggen spent years working to repeal the ”Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy which is changing the culture of the military.
Many of us use this time of the year to reconnect and spend time with our families. Please try to find a moment to think about or say a prayer for the families left behind and of our law enforcement brothers and sisters at AFOSI.
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