IRVING, TEXAS (September 2, 2005) – LeonVincent (Vince) Kimbrell, an international police liaison officerserving in Iraq with DynCorp International, was killed today inBaghdad when the vehicle in which he was riding was struck by aroadside bomb.
The vehicle sustained a direct blast to the area where OfficerKimbrell was seated. Mr. Kimbrell, of Boiling Springs, SouthCarolina, died at the scene. Three others traveling in the vehiclewere injured, one seriously.
Officer Kimbrell was an 18-year veteran of the Spartanburg, SouthCarolina, Police Department, where he held the rank ofsergeant.
Police liaison officers in Iraq are responsible for training andmentoring Iraqi police officers under the supervision of theDepartment of State. Officer Kimbrell was working as part of thesecurity team.
DynCorp International has conducted police training with theDepartment of State in several countries, including Iraq,Afghanistan, Kosovo, and East Timor.
DynCorp International is a leading professional services andproject-management firm serving governments, corporations, andinternational organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Irving,Texas, it has more than 14,000 employees in some 35 countries. Ithas its origins in 1946 with the founding of the companysubsequently known as Dynalectron Corporation and later as DynCorp.It had revenues of nearly $2 billion in the fiscal year endingMarch 31, 2005.