FALLS CHURCH, Va. (November 27, 2007) – William Lawrence Juneau, a former officer with the ChisagoCounty (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department, was killed yesterday in Iraqwhen the military convoy in which he was traveling was struck by animprovised explosive device approximately 50 miles southeast ofBaghdad.
Mr. Juneau, 36, of Rush City, Minnesota, was working as aninternational police advisor (IPA) for DynCorp International inIraq. The incident occurred at approximately 2:35 p.m. localtime. After the attack, Mr. Juneau was transported to the86th Combat Support Hospital, where he died of injuries sustainedin the attack.
Mr. Juneau was assigned to the Civilian Police Advisory TrainingTeam (CPATT), the component of the U.S. military MultinationalSecurity Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I) responsible for theU.S.-led effort to train and equip the 135,000-member Iraqi policeservice. DynCorp International is responsible for recruiting,training, equipping, and supporting the 700-member U.S. contingentof trainers through a contract with the U.S. Department ofState.
Mr. Juneau had been working as an international police adviser inIraq since June 2006. Before joining DynCorp International,he spent four years as a deputy with the Chisago County Sheriff’sDepartment. From 1997-2002, he was an investigator with thePine County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department, and from 1995-1997, heserved as an officer with the St. James (Minn.) PoliceDepartment.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill Juneau,” said DynCorpInternational president and CEO Herbert J. Lanese. “He was anunselfish and courageous young man who left his home to serve hiscountry to train police in Iraq. He was performing avital service for our country and for the Iraqi people under verydifficult circumstances, and we remain honored to have had himserve with us.”
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DynCorp International is a provider of specializedmission-critical technical services to civilian and militarygovernment agencies worldwide, and operates major programs in lawenforcement training and support, security services, baseoperations, aviation services, contingency operations, andlogistics support. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., DynCorpInternational has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. Formore information, visit www.dyn-intl.com.