Special Agent Joseph Peters was killed by an improvised explosive device while accompanying soldiers during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
Three soldiers were also killed in the explosion.
Special Agent Peters had served in the U.S. Army for six years and was assigned to the 286th Military Police Detachment (CID), 5th Military Police Battalion (CID), Vicenza, Italy. He is survived by his wife and 20-month-old son.
Special Agent Peters was posthumously awarded the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Major General David E. Quantock
United States Army Criminal Investigation Division
27130 Telegraph Road
Russell Knox Building
Quantico, VA 22314
Phone: (571) 305-4009