Community mourns loss of Katy hostage
Updated On: Jan 19 2013 10:45:43 PM CST
Details continue to emerge about a Katy man killed in the Algerian hostage standoff.
The death of Frederick Buttaccio, 58, is believed to be the result of a mission launched to free hostages at a BP natural Complex in Algeria.
Buttaccio lived in Katy, and was a BP employee. According to his LinkedIn account, he was a sales operation coordinator for the company.
In 1976, he graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Accounting.
Community members sent their condolences to the family Saturday.
"I'm sad for the family. I wish that those kinds of things weren't happening. I served in Iraq and went through a little bit overseas so I can understand how the family would feel with this going on and this happening. I do give my condolences for the family," said Mike Marshall, who lives in Houston.
KPRC spoke with Buttaccio's son and he declined to make a comment at this time.