Special Agent Joseph Michael Peters

Special Agent Joseph Michael Peters

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

End of Watch Sunday, October 6, 2013

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Joseph Michael Peters

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.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Location Overseas
  • Weapon Explosives; Improvised device
  • Offender Not available

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Joe:
Thanks for your service and sacrifice. It is deeply appreciated. I too was stationed in Vicenza, Italy (509th Airborne). Some of the best soldiers the U.S. has ever had have come from Vicenza. I hope your family is well and that you know that your service and sacrifice is not forgotten.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County S.O. (Reno, Nv) and NVDPS

October 6, 2020

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