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    DEA (ASAC) official killed in airplane crash

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    DEA official killed in airplane crash


    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Indiana office was among three people killed in a single-engine plane crash in northeast Missouri, officials said.

    The four-seat Beechcraft A-36 crashed Friday night near Bible Grove, Mo., after taking off from Winner, S.D.

    Armand McClintock, 54, assistant special agent in charge of the DEA's Indianapolis District Office, died in the crash, officials said.

    "Our FBI evidence response team was called out to the wreckage," Indianapolis FBI agent Wendy Osborne said on Saturday. "The FBI is saddened to learn of the news of the tragic accident. We will greatly miss him."

    Also killed were Anderson attorney Bill Shearer, 54, and Dr. Ronald Kracke, 54, a Pendleton physician, Missouri's Schuyler County Sheriff Donald Bruner said Sunday.

    Bruner said the National Transportation Safety Board and an evidence recovery team from the FBI, which routinely assists with plane crashes, had finished their investigation at the scene on Sunday.

    The Beechcraft was flying through a thunderstorm when it crashed in pastureland, Tony Molinaro, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Chicago, said.

    Shearer was piloting the plane, returning to Anderson with Kracke and McClintock from a pheasant hunting trip in South Dakota, family and friends said.
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    Armand was a hell of an agent and could smell a meth lab miles away. Had the privilege of working with him in San Fran in the late 70s. He'll be missed. DM
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    Prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends, and coworkers in and outside of the DEA.

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    Much like we did with the thread on DSS SA Ed Seitz, I'll ask you (DMClark) and others for any rememberances/funny stories, etc of Armand - I've always thought the best way to remember fallen friends is celebrate their memories.

    If anyone has something and wants to share - feel free.
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    My thoughts and prayers go out to the McClintock family as well as the DEA family. I was looking on www.odmp.org to leave a reflection, his name was not up yet but it seams that the DEA lost another agent in a plane crash this past May in Illinois. Very sad.
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    From the last paragraph of the news article, it doesn't sound like it was a line-of-duty crash so it probably won't appear on odmp

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    Armand was on a hunting trip with a couple of buddies, heading home. It wasn't on duty. The other agent that was killed last month was a DEA Pilot involved in a line of duty crash. DM
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    Thoughts and prayers with the family. And in that vein, outside of a life insurance policy payout, will the family be taken care of by the G, DM (health insurance for the family/spouse, whatever kind of pension he had coming, ect.)? Hopefully they'll be taken care of.
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    Sadly, DEA has gotten very good at dealing with survivor issues. Families will have a Peer Counseling Team arrive in a matter of hours. Advanced funds will be authorized to cover any funeral arrangements for the family and part of the Peer Team is a Employee Relations Specialist, who will immediately process FEGLI claims and DOJ line of duty claims for the family.

    This process may last weeks or months depending on the family situation, with follow up by the team for six months to a year.

    As a former Peer Counselor, I still stay in touch with some of these folks. They become like my extended family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclark
    Sadly, DEA has gotten very good at dealing with survivor issues. Families will have a Peer Counseling Team arrive in a matter of hours. Advanced funds will be authorized to cover any funeral arrangements for the family and part of the Peer Team is a Employee Relations Specialist, who will immediately process FEGLI claims and DOJ line of duty claims for the family.

    This process may last weeks or months depending on the family situation, with follow up by the team for six months to a year.

    As a former Peer Counselor, I still stay in touch with some of these folks. They become like my extended family.

    Peer Counselors: Funny, nothing about that in the 1811 job description. Taking care of our own. Nothing could be more noble.

    My prayers for the family and fellow agents that are grieving in their own way. I also pray for those that are willing to help sort through the grief with the family and address those pesky life issues that linger.


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    My regards go to the surviving wife and children. I understand the heart ache that they must be going through.

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    My prayers are with this fallen hero, and his family, friends, and colleagues.
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    My condolences to Mr. Clark and the rest of the DEA family.


 

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