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Master-at-Arms Mark Aaron Mayo | United States Navy Security Forces, U.S. Government United States Navy Security Forces, U.S. Government


Mark Aaron Mayo

United States Navy Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, March 24, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Virginia

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo was shot and killed aboard the USS Mahan by a civilian who had boarded the ship while it was docked at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 1.

The subject was confronted by the Petty Officer of the Watch on the ship's quarterdeck. During the ensuing struggle the subject was able to disarm the officer and then fatally shot MA2 Mayo, who had responded to assist the officer in subduing the subject. The man was then shot and killed by other responding security forces officers.

The man had used credentials to improperly enter the base while driving a tractor trailer, and then breached security at the pier in order to board the destroyer.

MA2 Mayo had served as a member of the U.S. Navy Security Forces for six years. He is survived by his mother.

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As a former US Navy Gunner's Mate & Master at Arms, I salute your sacrifice, MA2 Mayo. You'll always be a hero to me.

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February 10, 2017


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