I’m saddened to report that our country lost two brave warriors yesterday.
Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, or HRT, died while fast roping in a training incident. Full story here: 2 F.B.I. Hostage Rescue Agents Die in Training Exercise at Sea.
My unit fast-roped a lot back in the 90s, so I plan to write a follow-up post that illustrates the dangers of fast roping.
But until then, make sure you check out the article. It explians the unit, the past service of the two brave men (who both had families), and some history of the unit.
Definitely required reading, in my opinion.
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.