US Policewoman named Ashley Guindon, was shot dead by an Army staff sergeant on her first day of resuming work.
Ronald Hamilton, 32, is accused of shooting and killing Guindon after she answered a domestic violence call at the Hamilton home Saturday evening.
Two other officers were hospitalized with injuries. The suspect is an active duty Army staff sergeant assigned to the Joint Staff Support Center at the Pentagon, according to Cindy Your, a Defense Information Systems Agency spokeswoman based at Fort Meade, Maryland.
The death of Guindon was just the latest tragedy to strike the family. Her father, David, committed suicide the day after he returned home from Iraq, where he served with the New Hampshire Air National Guard. He was buried with full military honours on Aug. 26, 2004.
"He came home and took his own life," said Dorothy Guindon, Ashley's grandmother. Ashley was his only child.