Wisconsin military police officer dies in Afghanistan

HAZEL GREEN (AP) -- The Department of Defense says a military police officer from southwestern Wisconsin has died while serving in Afghanistan.

Thirty-year-old Staff Sgt. Jesse Grindey of Hazel Green died Monday in Kandahar province.

No details of Grindey's death were released. The U.S. Army is investigating his death.

Grindey was a military policeman assigned to the 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion based at Fort Riley, Kan. It was his second deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

Grindey joined the Army 10 years ago. His stepmother says he had just been deployed to Afghanistan on Dec. 31.

Grindey was married and had two children. Funeral arrangements are pending.