HOW DID HE DIE? - CHIEF MASTER SGT FOUND
DEAD OF GUNSHOT WOUND AT ELLSWORTH AFB
HIGHLY-RESPECTED ROBERT HOYT HAD 25 YEARS
SERVICE - OSI PROBING IF SHOOTING "SUICIDE"
OR ACCIDENT - TOP-RANKING ENLISTED MAN
HEADED UP 28TH SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON
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Why would a well-respected and seemingly stable senior NCO take his own life? That's the question many airmen are asking themselves at Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota in the wake of the tragic death of C/Msgt. Robert Hoyt last weekend.
The 43 year-old native of Des Moines, Iowa who grew up in Vero Beach, Fla. and joined the Air Force 25 years ago, was discovered on base, dead of what some investigators say was a "self-inflicted gunshot wound."
Unlike the much-feared and hated Gen. Gary North and his pampered pet, Jill Metzger, Hoyt was considered a warm, friendly, thoughtful and considerate leader. The family of Chief Hoyt are in the prayers of all of us here at MilitaryCorruption.com.
There was nothing in Hoyt's background to indicate he was suicidal or even depressed.
INVESTIGATORS PROBE "SUICIDE" MOTIVE
Supervisor of the 28th Security Forces Squadron since May of 2011, Hoyt's entire career had been in some form of military law enforcement.
He served in Iraq and at other overseas locations.
Officials at the air base are very close-mouthed on what they think happened and why. None of our CI's (to date) have been able to come up with more than conjecture. The OSI is searching for a "suicide" motive.
Critics of MCC often take cheap shots at us for our tabloid-style of reporting, but we feel the best thing to do in this case - while welcoming information via e-mail on what really happened - is report only the facts we know for sure, and follow-up later as to the reason why an E-9 would take his own life.