Former Georgia Police Officer with DynCorp International Killed in Iraq
The incident occurred at approximately 9:00 a.m. local time. After the attack, Mr. Parlin was transported to the 86th Combat Support Hospital, where he later died.
“This was a man who had made a great contribution to the cause of freedom in both East Timor and Iraq. Mr. Parlin was a fine and courageous officer, and we will miss him”
Mr. Parlin was a law enforcement officer for 20 years in Georgia, ending his career in 2000 with the Chatham County Police Department, where he served in the Patrol division and the Marine Patrol Unit. He also served with the Garden City Police Department and as a police officer and investigator at Fort Stewart, and was chief of police of Pembroke, Georgia.
He was a police advisor with DynCorp International in East Timor from 2000 to 2002 and returned to the company in February 2004.
Samuel Parlin was assigned to the Civilian Police Advisory Training Team (CPATT), the component of the U.S. military Multinational Security Transition Command - Iraq (MNSTC-I) responsible for the U.S.-led effort to train and equip the 135,000-member Iraqi police service. DynCorp International recruits, trains, equips, and supports the 500-member U.S. contingent of trainers through a contract with the U.S. Department of State.
"This was a man who had made a great contribution to the cause of freedom in both East Timor and Iraq. Mr. Parlin was a fine and courageous officer, and we will miss him," said CEO Stephen J. Cannon.
DynCorp International is a technology, professional services, and project-management company serving governments, corporations, and international organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, it has more than 14,000 employees in some 35 countries. It had revenues of nearly $2 billion in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005.