Statement on Virginia Beach Shooting

Monday, June 3, 2019

As the NSPE Board of Directors was meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, we were shocked and saddened to follow the news of the horrific shooting incident to our south in Virginia Beach. Our hearts break at the loss of life and we extend our condolences and sympathy to the community, our nation, and our professional family.

We are devastated to confirm that Rich Nettleton, P.E., a longtime member and past president of the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers, was among the 12 individuals who lost their lives in this tragic incident. You can read more about Rich and his legacy in this press release from VSPE. It pains us greatly to confirm the shooter was also a member of NSPE.

We will release any additional information as it becomes available. View the NSPE press release.

Every one of these senseless deaths wounds us all. I know you join me in grieving over this great tragedy.
(Michael Aitken, 2018–19 NSPE President)