Louisiana Army Reservist Dies In Saudi Arabia
Members of the Winn Parish Sheriff's Office along with family and friends are mourning the death of U.S. Army Reservist Clayton Horne.
According to officials, the Sheriff's deputy was killed after an accident in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
He fell from a tower there.
The 23-year-old man from Atlanta, Louisiana was hurt in an incident not related to combat.
Governor John Bel Edwards says,
"It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Spc. Clayton Home of Atlanta, La., who died serving his country in Saudi Arabia while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Spc. Horne made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of all of us, and the people of our nation and our state owe him and his an enormous debt of gratitude.
Spc. Horne not only served as a military police officer but also a Winn Parish Sheriff's Deputy, dedicating his life to keeping people safe. We can never thank him enough for his commitment to our state and our country. Please join me and Donna in prayer for this young man's family, friends, and fellow soldiers during this difficult time."
Horne was deployed to the country in January as part of the 200th Military Police Command.
He had enlisted in 2015, and he was military police officer.