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Navy LEO Murdered on Destroyer in Norfolk Port

March 27, 2014  | 

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo (Photo: U.S. Navy)
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo, 24, was killed during a shooting incident onboard the destroyer U.S.S. Mahan at Naval Station Norfolk March 24. A master-at-arms is the chief law enforcement officer on a U.S. Navy vessel.

The events of Monday evening are under investigation but it is known at approximately 11:20 p.m. there was a shooting on board Mahan at Pier 1. A civilian who was authorized to be on the base but not aboard Mahan approached the ship's quarterdeck and was confronted by the ship's petty officer of the watch. A struggle occurred and the suspect was able to disarm the sailor.

Mayo, serving as the chief-of-the-guard, rendered assistance after seeing the suspect board the ship. Mayo put himself between the gunman and the petty officer of the watch and as a result was fatally wounded. The gunman was killed by Navy security forces. He has not been identified.

"Petty Officer Mayo's actions on Monday evening were nothing less than heroic. He selflessly gave his own life to ensure the safety of the Sailors on board USS Mahan (DDG 72)," said Capt. Robert E. Clark, Jr., commanding officer, Naval Station Norfolk. "Petty Officer Mayo's family has endured a tremendous loss, as have the men and women of Naval Station Norfolk, in the loss of a shipmate and friend."

Mayo was assigned to Naval Security Forces, Naval Station Norfolk. A Hagerstown, Md. native, Mayo enlisted in the Navy in October 2007 and reported to Naval Station Norfolk in May 2011.

 

 

 

 


Comments (4)

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Lt @ 3/27/2014 4:30 PM

Rest in peace shipmate. We'll take watch while you sleep.

David @ 3/28/2014 5:36 AM

Is anyone looking for the murder suspect may God reveal the turth

TX Lawman @ 3/28/2014 8:15 AM

David, the murder suspect was killed at the scene. My heart goes out to the family and shipmates of Mark Mayo. My prayers are with you. Rest in peace Master at Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo. You served well.

Bluesheepdog_WA @ 4/1/2014 9:33 PM

Rest in peace Petty Officer Mayo, thank you for your service sir.

I hope the Navy does the right thing and posthumously awards P/O Mayo the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his heroism that day.

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