Fort Hood Army CID Special Agent Steven Hines Found Dead Behind Office Building of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, Death Ruled Suicide (2017)

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Staff Sgt. Steven Hines, US Army

Staff Sgt. Steven Hines, 29, was found dead behind a building on Fort Hood in Texas on February 5th 2017. Staff Sgt. Hines joined the Army in July 2007 and was a Criminal Investigation Division (CID) special agent assigned to the 11th Military Police Battalion. CID agents report foul play is not suspected but has not been ruled out as they continue to conduct a death investigation. According to reports, special agents from outside of Fort Hood have been brought in to head up the investigation. An Army report released in December 2017 indicated that Staff Sgt. Hines was found “50 yards behind his office building, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, with his issued M11 at his side.” Authorities indicated that Staff Sgt. Hines left behind messages for others on Post-It notes including his fellow CID Agents. His message to them was:

The wellness of our agents and helping to create a support system and culture for positive mental health for our special agents is of the utmost importance to this command’s senior leadership. -Staff Sgt. Steven Hines

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