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Special Agent Joseph Michael Peters | United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Joseph Michael Peters

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Bomb

Location: Overseas

Weapon: Explosives; Improvised device

Offender: Not available

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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.

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Agent Peters,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 6, 2015


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