Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 10/6/2013
Weapon: Explosives; Improvised device
Suspect: Not available
Special Agent Joseph Peters was killed by an improvised explosive device while accompanying soldiers during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
Three soldiers were also killed in the explosion.
Special Agent Peters had served in the U.S. Army for six years and was assigned to the 286th Military Police Detachment (CID), 5th Military Police Battalion (CID), Vicenza, Italy. He is survived by his wife and 20-month-old son.
Special Agent Peters was posthumously awarded the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.