Posted on September 11, 2012 by The Military Suicide Report
MILITARY: Self-Inflicted Gunshot Death Reported at Camp Pendleton
by Mark Walker
North County Times, Sept. 11, 2012
Camp Pendleton authorities say someone shot themselves to death at the base golf course Tuesday morning.
A base spokesman said authorities were called to the Marine Memorial Golf Course regarding some kind of incident involving an individual, who later committed suicide.
Authorities received the first call at about 9:35 a.m. The shooting apparently took place a short time later.
The base spokesman said the victim was not an active-duty member of the military but that he could not provide an approximate age or gender.
The individual was pronounced dead by base emergency medical workers at 10:35 a.m.
The incident is being probed by the Naval Criminal Investigative Services, a civilian law enforcement agency that investigates crimes and related incidents involving Navy and Marine Corps bases and troops.
The golf course and its facilities are closed until further notice, the base said.
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Posted on August 24, 2012 by The Military Suicide Report
Shaw Airman Identified
by 1st Lt. Ann Blodzinski
U.S. Air Force, Aug. 21, 2012
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. – Senior Airman Alyssa A. Deveny, 21, assigned to Shaw’s 20th Security Forces Squadron, was found dead in her home Aug. 17 at 12:20 p.m.
An ongoing joint investigation between base and local authorities has ruled the death an apparent suicide.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and co-workers during this tragic loss,” said Col. Clay Hall, 20th Fighter Wing commander.
Deveny had been stationed at Shaw since March 2010.
All inquiries should be directed to Public Affairs at 803-895-2014 during normal duty hours or to the 20th Fighter Wing chief of public affairs at 850-621-2941 after duty hours.
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Posted on June 29, 2012 by The Military Suicide Report
Army Releases Suicide Report for May
by Susy Raybon
Examiner.com, June 27, 2012
In a news release made public a few days ago, the Army released suicide data for May 2012.
This report involves only Army statistics; suicides or potential suicides in other branches of the military were not contained in this release.
The Army lists 16 potential suicides for May with only four confirmed as suicides. The other 12 remain under investigation.
It’s interesting to note that the Army’s suicide report for the same time period last year was significantly higher with 21 potential suicides at the time.
One report out this year indicates that military-related suicides jumped 50 percent, with 154 service members dying by their own hand, in the first 155 days of 2012.
Of interest, after the monthly suicide report is published (by law) it becomes fairly hard to track the statistics on the “potentials”.
The follow-up trail, for those of us outside the military, frankly, gets confusing.
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