SIB death ir Iraq

#1
First female soldier from UK dies in Iraq
8.21PM, Mon Nov 1 2004

The first female soldier from the UK has been killed in Iraq, but it is not thought to have been the result of hostile action, the Ministry of Defence said.

Staff Sergeant Denise Rose, of the Royal Military Police's Special Investigation Branch, was found dead at a military camp in Basra.

The 34-year-old from Liverpool was discovered dead from a gunshot wound at the Army base in the Shatt-al-Arab Hotel, the MoD said in a statement.

It added: "The incident is being investigated but is not thought to have been the result of hostile action."

Her death brings the number of British service personnel who have died in the Iraq conflict since the start of hostilities in March 2003 to 70.
Very quick assessment of nature of death? Even if shot by colleague, it was hostile act. Perhaps they have new investigative methods since Deepcut? Waste of a life anyway if it was directly in face of the enemy. Condolences and respect to her friends and family.
 
#2
RIP
Thoughts with her family
 
#4
http://www.modoracle.com/

She is thought to have committed suicide:
A senior military policewoman found dead in Basra and named last night by the Ministry of Defence is understood to have killed herself.

Staff Sergeant Denise Rose of the Royal Military Police's special investigation branch was found dead from a gunshot wound at the army base in the Shatt-al-Arab hotel on Sunday, the MoD said.
 
#5
Very sad. Deepest condolences to family

Don't know the circumstances but no problem is ever worth taking your own life over.
 
#6
My condolences to her family and friends.

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial, and it is the soldier----who salutes the flag, who serves the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag-----who allows the protestor to burn the flag."

Charles M. Province
 
#7
Don't know the circumstances but no problem is ever worth taking your own life over.
Yes - we can all say that now because we are not in the situation where we might consider it. I dealt with many service suicides and never found one where the deceased did it for fun or to punish another. Very many brave men have gone down this route. Talk to Samaritans? Yes but were there any there. Most other 'counsellors' lack the Samaritan approach which really works.
 

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