FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov 27, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- William Lawrence Juneau, a former officer with the Chisago County (Minn.) Sheriff's Department, was killed yesterday in Iraq when the military convoy in which he was traveling was struck by an improvised explosive device approximately 50 miles southeast of Baghdad.
Mr. Juneau, 36, of Rush City, Minnesota, was working as an international police advisor (IPA) for DynCorp International in Iraq. The incident occurred at approximately 2:35 p.m. local time. After the attack, Mr. Juneau was transported to the 86th Combat Support Hospital, where he died of injuries sustained in the attack.
Mr. Juneau was assigned to the Civilian Police Advisory Training Team (CPATT), the component of the U.S. military Multinational Security Transition Command - Iraq (MNSTC-I) responsible for the U.S.-led effort to train and equip the 135,000-member Iraqi police service. DynCorp International is responsible for recruiting, training, equipping, and supporting the 700-member U.S. contingent of trainers through a contract with the U.S. Department of State.
Mr. Juneau had been working as an international police adviser in Iraq since June 2006. Before joining DynCorp International, he spent four years as a deputy with the Chisago County Sheriff's Department. From 1997-2002, he was an investigator with the Pine County (Minn.) Sheriff's Department, and from 1995-1997, he served as an officer with the St. James (Minn.) Police Department.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill Juneau," said DynCorp International president and CEO Herbert J. Lanese. "He was an unselfish and courageous young man who left his home to serve his country to train police in Iraq. He was performing a vital service for our country and for the Iraqi people under very difficult circumstances, and we remain honored to have had him serve with us."
About DynCorp International
DynCorp International (NYSE:DCP) is a provider of specialized mission-critical technical services to civilian and military government agencies worldwide, and operates major programs in law enforcement training and support, security services, base operations, aviation services, contingency operations, and logistics support. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., DynCorp International has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.dyn-intl.com.
SOURCE: DynCorp International
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