FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Criminal Justice Degrees - Columbia Southern University
Let Columbia Southern University help you change your community with an MBA in...

Top News

Report: FBI Agents Died In Fall From Helicopter

May 21, 2013  | 

Two members of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team died Friday while practicing how to quickly drop from a helicopter to a ship using a rope, reports the Virginian-Pilot.

The two special agents were fast-roping to the ship when the helicopter encountered difficulties and the agents fell "a significant distance," the FBI said in a statement obtained by the media outlet.

An unidentified law enforcement source told the Pilot the incident, which happened about 12 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, was caused by bad weather. Special Agents Christopher Lorek, 41, and Stephen Shaw, 40, likely died as a result of impact rather than drowning.


FBI HRT Operators Killed In Training Accident

Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Renee @ 5/22/2013 4:58 AM

Prayers to their families

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Police Shortage Hits Cities and Small Towns Across the Country
Law enforcement is becoming less of a desirable career choice due to diminishing pay, high...

Police Magazine