IRVING, TX (January 16, 2006) – Samuel E.Parlin, Jr., a retired police officer from Garden City, Georgia,was killed today in Baghdad when the armored vehicle in which hewas riding was struck by an improvised explosive device. Mr. Parlinwas working as an international police liaison officer (IPLO) withDynCorp International in Iraq.
The incident occurred at approximately 9:00 a.m. local time.After the attack, Mr. Parlin was transported to the 86th CombatSupport Hospital, where he later died.
Mr. Parlin was a law enforcement officer for 20 years inGeorgia, ending his career in 2000 with the Chatham County PoliceDepartment, where he served in the Patrol division and the MarinePatrol Unit. He also served with the Garden City Police Departmentand as a police officer and investigator at Fort Stewart, and waschief of police of Pembroke, Georgia.
He was a police advisor with DynCorp International in East Timorfrom 2000 to 2002 and returned to the company in February 2004.
Samuel Parlin was assigned to the Civilian Police AdvisoryTraining Team (CPATT), the component of the U.S. militaryMultinational Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I)responsible for the U.S.-led effort to train and equip the135,000-member Iraqi police service. DynCorp Internationalrecruits, trains, equips, and supports the 500-member U.S.contingent of trainers through a contract with the U.S. Departmentof State.
“This was a man who had made a great contribution to the causeof freedom in both East Timor and Iraq. Mr. Parlin was a fine andcourageous officer, and we will miss him,” said CEO Stephen J.Cannon.
About DynCorp International
DynCorp International is a technology, professional services, andproject-management company serving governments, corporations, andinternational organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Irving,Texas, it has more than 14,000 employees in some 35 countries. Ithad revenues of nearly $2 billion in the fiscal year ending March31, 2005.