Sergeant Thomas Hontz was killed following a training exercise when a piece of equipment exploded. He was conducting SWAT exercises at two vacant homes when a device used to puncture a wall and pump tear gas into a room exploded. Fourteen other officers and firefighters from several agencies were injured as a result of the explosion. Hontz attempted to use incorrect fuel in the device.

ID: 959

Victms Name: Thomas Alan Hontz
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: Gilbert
County: Maricopa
State: AZ
Zip Code: 85234
Country: United States of America

Agency: Scottsdale Police Department

Cause of Death: Other

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Sergeant Thomas Hontz was killed following a training exercise when a piece of equipment exploded. He was conducting SWAT exercises at two vacant homes when a device used to puncture a wall and pump tear gas into a room exploded. Fourteen other officers and firefighters from several agencies were injured as a result of the explosion. Hontz attempted to use incorrect fuel in the device.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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