Hero Down: Navy Master-At-Arms Murdered In Intentional Head-On Collision At Base
Virginia Beach, VA – United States Navy Security Forces Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Oscar Temores was murdered in the line of duty on Nov. 30, when a driver intentionally slammed into his patrol vehicle head-on.
The fatal collision occurred at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Gate 8 at approximately 7:35 p.m., when the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado blew through the outbound gate while traveling in the wrong direction, WAVY reported.
Gate personnel immediately requested help, and MA3 Temores, 23, responded to the scene in his patrol vehicle, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
The unnamed suspect then intentionally rammed his truck head-on into MA3 Temores’ patrol car at a high rate of speed.
The master-at-arms was rushed to Virginia Beach General Hospital, where he died of his injuries a short while later, WAVY reported.
His attacker was transported to the same medical center with serious injuries.
The Virginia Beach Police Department and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is handling the ongoing investigation into the young sailor’s death, WTKR reported.
Criminal charges are expected.
“The master-at-arms who died served his country and this base in an exemplary manner with honor, distinction and professionalism,” Base Commander Captain Joey Frantzen told WAVY.
MA3 Temores served at the Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in Illinois and the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas before he was assigned to the Norfolk, Virginia area in June of 2018, according to a fundraising page established to help his family in the wake of their sudden loss.
“We are devastated because we had just Facetimed with him for Thanksgiving, and had spoken with him not even hours before this happened,” MA3 Temores’ brother, Ricky Fierro, told WAVY. ““He had nothing but goodness to give to this world and he was sometimes brutally honest. He was one of the funniest people.”
“He was just a tremendous light in our family,” Ricky continued. “We don’t know why he was chosen by God to be taken so early.”
MA3 Temores leaves behind his wife and their two-year-old son, Damien, according to the fundraising page.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of United States Navy Security Forces Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Oscar Temores, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.