Minot Air Force Base loses Airman
By , Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs
/ Published August 23, 2006
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. --
A Minot Air Force Base Airman passed away from apparent natural causes Aug. 18.
Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent Darryl Shurow was Superintendent for AFOSI Detachment 228 where he managed five active duty and reserve agents performing criminal, counterintelligence and economic crime investigations throughout an area covering two-thirds of North Dakota, the Province of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada.
Agent Shurow arrived at the base in August 2004, after completing an assignment at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
"In addition to being a patriot and a loyal Airman, Darryl was a superb agent and an invaluable member of AFOSI Detachment 228," said Special Agent Daniel Dahl, Det. 228 commander. "His operational experience and mentorship made him the catalyst for the formation of a highly-motivated and tightly-knit detachment."
The Air Force master sergeant from Allentown, Penn. enlisted in the service as a munitions systems specialist in 1986. After retraining into the OSI career field in 1998, he completed assignments at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla, Eielson AFB, and a deployment in support of the Global War and Terrorism to the State of Kuwait.
"Darryl's contributions to Team Minot are incalculable, even though they may not be visible to most," said Agent Dahl. "He worked nearly every day, both in garrison and deployed, to ensure the safety and security of his fellow Airmen and their families. His sudden loss was a shock to us all and we already miss him terribly."