2009-11-26 / Local & State

Pa. Military Policeman Dies In Accident In Kuwait

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) – A U.S. Navy Reservist from northeastern Pennsylvania has died in a vehicle accident in Kuwait.

Navy Reserve officials said Friday that 37-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Patton died Nov. 19 in a non-combat accident in Kuwait. Lt. Cmdr. Doug Gabos says Patton was attached to the Law and Order Detachment working as a military police officer supporting the war in Iraq.

Pennsylvania corrections officials say Patton had worked as a corrections officer at the state prison in Dallas, Luzerne County, for the last four years.

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