Salvation Army Major Killed in Front of His Kids Police in Arkansas seek two men after Christmas Eve shooting By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Dec 25, 2009 4:27 PM CST 13 comments Comments A file photo of a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) (Newser) – Police are looking for two men who shot and killed a Salvation Army major in front of his three young children outside the organization's community center in Arkansas. The men accosted Philip Wise and his children—ages, 4, 6, and 8—on Christmas Eve. One pulled a gun, demanded money, and then shot Wise, authorities say. Wise's wife, Cindy, also a major in the Salvation Army, was inside the center and called 911.