Services set for officer, deputy killed in Afghanistan


Family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers will gather from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday to remember Kurt Muncy, the former Eaton police officer and Preble County sheriff’s deputy killed July 2 in a bombing attack in Afghanistan where he was working for a military contractor.

Visitation at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, in the 800 block of Camden Road, will include a police honors ceremony as well as a Masonic service beginning at 7 p.m.

Muncy’s family also will receive friends at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the funeral begins at 11 a.m. The Rev. Lowell T. Spencer will be officiating, according to Barnes Funeral Home.

The funeral procession to Mound Hill Cemetery will leave the church and proceed to State Route 732, Barron to Main Street, back to Maple to Barron to Washington Jackson Road, then Preble Drive to Lexington Road and back to Main Street and on to the cemetery. There will be a police honors ceremony there as well.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Fraternal Order of Police - Floyd E. Spitler Lodge No. 158, (Cops and Kids Shopping), P.O. Box 602, Eaton 45320.

Muncy’s remains were returned home Saturday. The 42-year-old international police adviser for DynCorp International, in Falls Church, Va., had been with the military contractor at least five years.

His death occurred as a result of a suicide bombing on Camp North Gate civilian base near Kabul, according to media reports, which also report that the Taliban claimed responsibility. A truck laden with explosives detonated at the base about 24 miles from Bagram Air Base, primarily used to house employees of DynCorp, according to those same media reports.

Eaton Police Chief Chad DePew said

Muncy worked for the police department from April 1995 through Sept. 30, 2001, then joined Preble County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy.

Sheriff Mike Simpson said Muncy was with his office until 2009, when he “was part of a group that was laid off as part of the sheriff’s budget cuts.”

From there, Muncy joined the DOD-contracted program.

According to a posting on his LinkedIn page, Muncy identified himself as an “CIVPOL international police advisor [sic], personal security and security management government contracts USA.”

Muncy, on his site page, said he began work as an adviser in January 2009.

His job duties were described this way, to “provide expert training and advice on matters pertaining to law enforcement operations, logistics, personnel, training and finance.” The police adviser “shall provide analysis and recommended courses of action including, but not limited to community based policing, police training, equipment and manpower.”


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