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DynCorp deaths in Iraq hit home for local police chief

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ATWATER -- Reed Schmidt did the same work last year that three men were doing when they were killed Wednesday in Iraq.

Schmidt, the Atwater police chief, spent a year training police officers for DynCorp International in Iraq in 2004. Three men, including a Fairmont native, were doing the same work for DynCorp when they were killed by an improvised explosive device Wednesday while driving near Basra.

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