Non-operational death of Canadian military member while posted to the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan 

News release

March 05, 2021 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

A member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was found deceased in his quarters at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on February 25, 2021. The cause of death is currently under investigation, and is being assessed as non-operational. Next of kin have been notified. 

Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Guy Adam Law was the Facility Operations and Maintenance Officer for the Canadian Embassy.

The remains of MWO Law will be returning to Canada on Sunday, 7 March at CFB Trenton and will be transported to the Chief Coroner in Toronto shortly after arrival. 

Our thoughts are with the family, friends and loved ones of Master Warrant Officer Law, and our focus remains on providing them support during this difficult time.

The Canadian Armed Forces is a family and it is heartbreaking when we lose one of our own. We stand together, we grieve together, and we will always remember them.

 

Information on MWO Guy Law:

  • MWO Law had been employed as the Facility Operations and Maintenance Officer for the Canadian Embassy in Kabul under Global Affairs Canada (GAC) since August, 2020.
  • MWO Law joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1991 as an infantry soldier with The North Saskatchewan Regiment – Army Reserve.
  • MWO Law transferred to the Regular Force and served with the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from 1994 until 1999 when he transferred to the Construction Engineers as an Electrician Distribution Technician.
  • MWO Law deployed on four operational tours over the course of his career, including Afghanistan, the Golan Heights and twice in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia.   

Additional multimedia

Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Guy Adam Law

Contacts

Media Relations
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-904-3333
Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

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