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Malmstrom Air Force Base mourns loss of airman

Senior Airman Tristen Allen Carlson was found dead on Sunday
Posted at 9:28 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 14:48:21-05

GREAT FALLS - Officials at Malmstrom Air Force Base on Tuesday said they are mourning the loss of Senior Airman Tristen Allen Carlson.

Carlson, a Security Forces airman at Malmstrom, was found dead early Sunday, Feb. 2, at a residence in Great Falls. The cause and manner of his death are still being investigated.

Malmstrom released the following information:

The 341st Missile Wing and Malmstrom Air Force Base are mourning the loss of a fellow Airman. Senior Airman Tristen A. Carlson, a defender with the 341st Security Forces Squadron, was discovered dead by the Great Falls Police Department Feb. 2 off base. The circumstances of his death are under investigation. “We are shocked and saddened by this tragedy and our condolences go out to his family during this difficult time,” said Col. Jennifer K. Reeves, 341st Missile Wing Commander. “Additionally, we are cooperating with local authorities in this investigation.”

There have not been any arrests in connection with Carlson's death, but the Great Falls Police Department stressed that there is no danger to the community.