FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Cape Coral man was one of eight people killed in an early morning shooting in Jordan.
Carl Fields, 46, was killed when a Jordanian police captain opened fire. Fields was overseas serving as a contractor.
Fields’ wife, who asked not to be named, describes him as “a great American who loved his family deeply.”
Fields was killed in an attack just outside of Jordan’s capital city of Amman early Monday morning.
United States officials tell media outlets, that the shooter was a disgruntled employee who had recently been fired.
Family members say Fields went to Jordan in June to train officers. He previously served in the Army and once was a police officer in Louisiana.
His wife says, “Carl loved what he did training Jordanian police officers overseas and was one of the most patriotic people I have ever known. He even teared up even hearing the National Anthem. In Jordan, Carl felt he had a purpose and was doing his part to to do good in the world.”
The gunman was killed by Jordanian police. The Americans who were killed were part of a U.S. State Department police training program. President Obama says the United States is taking the attack “very seriously.”