Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
Special Agents Forrest Leamon, Chad Michael, and Michael Weston were killed in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan.
The agents were returning from a counter-narcotics operation when the military helicopter they were riding in crashed. Seven military service members were also killed.
Special Agent Leamon, a member of FAST Team Echo, had served in the U.S. Navy for nine years as a Cryptologic Technician, receiving campaign medals for his service in Southwest Asia and Bosnia, before joining DEA in 2002. In 2007, Agent Leamon volunteered to serve as a member of a FAST team in Afghanistan, where he served multiple FAST team tours. He is survived by his wife, their unborn child, his parents, and his sister.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Special Agent Chad L. Michael
Special Agent Michael E. Weston