FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood officials do not suspect foul play in the death of Spc. Maxwell Hockin, who was found unresponsive Oct. 9 outside his company barracks.
An investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division is ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding his death.
Spc. Maxwell Hockin, 26, who was assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, entered the Army in March 2017 as a combat engineer. Hockin had been assigned to the 91st Engineer Battalion, here, since July 2017.
“The entire Saber family is devastated by the loss of our true teammate and friend Specialist Maxwell Hockin,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan, commander, 91st Engineer Battalion. “He had an outstanding work ethic and was always willing to help out the team. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and our prayers are with Maxwell’s family during this difficult time.”
No further information will be released at this time while the investigation is underway.