Officer Albee Volney Forney

Officer Albee Volney Forney

United States Department of Defense - Walter Reed Army Medical Center Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, July 24, 1991

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Albee Volney Forney

Officer Albee Forney was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to evict a retired staff sergeant who had been staying in the Delano Hall student barracks, on Main Drive, NW, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Officer Forney and an Army nurse entered the room at approximately 4:45 pm to inform the man he had to leave. The subject opened fire on them, striking Officer Forney in the chest and the nurse in the abdomen. Officer Forney was rushed to the emergency room where he succumbed to his wound one hour later.

The suspect was arrested by other officers who rushed into the room after hearing the gunfire. He was subsequently charged with five counts, including murder of an officer of the United States. In 1993 the subject was determined to be mentally incompetent to stand trial and was committed to St. Elizabeth's Hospital.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location District of Columbia
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed

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Officer Forney,
On today, the 30th 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.


United States Border Patrol

July 24, 2021

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