Security Policeman Sean Elms

Security Policeman Sean Elms

United States Air Force Security Forces, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, August 12, 1991

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Sean Elms

Security Policeman Sean Elms was accidentally shot and killed during a training exercise at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

He was participating in a training exercise in a live fire area when he was struck by rounds from an AR-15 rifle from the security policeman behind him as they ran and dove into a prone position behind cover.

Security Policeman Elms served with the United States Air Force Security Forces for nine months.


  • Age 19
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Training accident
  • Location New Jersey


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Like many others, I was surprised to find this site. I was not only there that day but I was also a member of the team immediately to the left of Sean's team when the accident occurred. I remember that there was so much smoke on our side of the field that you could barely see in front of you. Suddenly, all we could hear was cadre screaming for everyone to get down on the ground. To this day, I still have many mixed emotions about what happened that day and it is something I will never forget. Rest in peace Sean.

John Robinson, MSgt USAF (1991-2012)

January 27, 2021

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