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Officer Albee Volney Forney | United States Department of Defense - Walter Reed Army Medical Center Police, U.S. Government United States Department of Defense - Walter Reed Army Medical Center Police, U.S. Government

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Albee Volney Forney

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 24, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: District of Columbia

Incident Date: 7/24/1991

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Committed

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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 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.

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Officer Forney, thank you for your service to our military and hence, our nation. You are truly a hero. The passage of time does not diminish that fact. I pray the nurse made a total recovery both physically and emotionally. I also hope that the retired staff sergeant got the help he apparently needed and did no further harm to anyone.

God Bless and may you continue to forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
January 24, 2014

 

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