Death of Brooklyn Priest Believed to be a Suicide

by Deacon Greg Kandra  |  08/17/2020  |  ACMHM News

As many of you might know, in the early hours of Sunday morning, 16 August, the Rev. Timothy Hirten, Ch. Maj., USAF, passed from this life. I ask you to offer Mass for the repose of his soul and the consolation of his family. I am certainly deeply shaken by the tragic end of his life and I am certain that all who knew him are, as well.

Many of you know that he had been experiencing difficulties for some time and was suffering from depression and was isolated from his duties at Shepherd Air Force Base. It is hard to imagine this usually exuberant, gregarious man so weighted with distress that he could not recognize the presence of light in his life and surroundings.