Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. Kidd, a Barksdale Airman assigned to the 2nd Maintenance Group, was pronounced deceased by Bossier City firefighters at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.
Kidd succumbed to injuries sustained after apparently being shot near his residence according to a Bossier City Police Department release.

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Kidd - USAF
Tech. Sgt. Joshua Kidd - USAF

“The loss of an Airman in such a tragic event is a devastating blow to our team,” said Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander. “We ask that you keep TSgt Kidd’s family and friends in your thoughts as we work through this extremely difficult time.”
Kidd, 30, was a loading standardization crew chief and entered the Air Force in March 2008.

“Tech. Sgt. Joshua Kidd was an integral member of our team,” said 2nd Maintenance Group deputy commander Lt. Col. Steven Shepan. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and co-workers during this especially difficult time.”

According to the Press Release, Barksdale Air Force Base was Kidd’s 4th assignment. He was previously stationed at Osan Air Base, Korea and Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

Please direct questions regarding the investigation to the Bossier City Police Department, service-related questions should be directed to the 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs office at 318-456-1015 or


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