Special Agent Daniel Joseph Kuhlmeier

Special Agent Daniel Joseph Kuhlmeier

United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, February 20, 2006

Daniel Joseph Kuhlmeier

Special Agent Daniel Kuhlmeier was killed when the vehicle he was riding in struck an improvised explosive device while on a counterintelligence mission in Baghdad, Iraq. The vehicle was part of a two-vehicle convoy en route to meet with local police officials participating in their investigation.

The force of the explosion threw the armored Suburban off of a highway overpass. The vehicle fell approximately 30 feet to the ground and landed on its roof.

A US Army soldier was also killed in the explosion. A second Office of Special Investigations special agent was severely wounded, and two other soldiers suffered minor wounds.

Agent Kuhlmeier had served with the agency for over two years, had previously served in the United States Marine Corps and in the United States Army Reserves, and volunteered for deployment to Iraq. He is survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter. His father and brother both served as police officers for the Philadelphia Police Department.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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I had the honor of serving with Dan in Cuba. It was clear from the first time I met him that he would move on to greater things. He was a true leader from a young age and accomplished much in his short life.

Semper Fi

Detective Brian McManus
Boston Police

April 21, 2018

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