2 FBI HRT killed in training accident

| May 20, 2013

Tman sends us links to the news that two members of the Federal Bureau of Invstigations’ Hostage Rescue team died in training in Virginia on Friday.

The accident happened off the coast of Virginia Beach on Friday, the FBI’s national press office announced in a statement Sunday. No other details were given and the cause is under investigation.

The special agents were identified as Christopher Lorek, 41, and Stephen Shaw, 40. Lorek joined the FBI in 1996 and is survived by a wife and two daughters, 11 and 8. Shaw joined in 2005 and is survived by a daughter, 3, and son, 1.

Yet another reminder that training can be as deadly as real life.

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May they rest in peace. They’re also part of the reason we sleep safely at night.


Steve Shaw was an old friend of mine. Real good guy. RIP.


You have my sympathies Hayabusa, on the loss of your friend.

Veritas Omnia Vincit

Civilians don’t realize that training can be as hazardous to your health as our enemies at times. It’s why they don’t understand what service means…

God bless the families and friends of these men. RIP indeed…


RIP, gentlemen. May God bless you and your families.


Now they are with the other Guardians at the Gate. R.I.P.