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Media Advisory: MHAFB Airman commits suicide

Posted 6/15/2012   Updated 6/15/2012 Email story   Print story

    


Release Number: 020612

6/15/2012 - MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- A male Airman from the 366th Component Maintenance Squadron died from an intentional self-inflicted gunshot wound at his off-base residence June 12.

Senior Airman Jacob Lopez, 22, was found by members of the Mountain Home Police Department, who reported to the scene in response to an emergency phone call.

"This is a tragic loss to the Gunfighter family, and we mourn his passing," said Col. Chris Short, 366th Fighter Wing commander. "The challenges we face can often seem overwhelming, but there are many ways to get help. Unfortunately, this loss was preventable, and we should take from this tragedy the impact suicide has on the family, unit, mission and the Air Force."

Lopez was a native of Lancaster, Pa.


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