Sheriff’s Office Hosts Employee Awards Ceremony
The Sheriff’s Office celebrated staff achievements at the annual Employee Awards and Promotional Ceremony on Tuesday, April 25. Police Chief Michael L. Brown was the featured speaker and he joined Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Mayor Allison Silberberg and other City leaders in presenting the awards. Ten deputies, including two chief deputies, and two civilians were also recognized for their recent promotions.
Deputies Honored at Valor Awards
Two deputies received bronze medals at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 2017 Public Safety Valor Awards on Wednesday, April 26. At the annual luncheon, Deputy Valarie Wright and Deputy Charlie Winstead were honored for their efforts to save a teen who had been stabbed at a carnival, a situation that was especially challenging due to a large and disorderly crowd. They were assisted by Deputy Fire Marshal Joe Zarkauskas also received a bronze medal.
More Than 400 Pounds Collected in Drug Take Back
Northern Virginians turned in more than 7,700 pounds of expired or unwanted medications at last month’s Drug Take Back, including 417 pounds in Alexandria. Alexandria Police, Sheriff and Fire staffed four drop off locations on Saturday, April 29, to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. Deputies collected six bags full at the Del Ray location.
Singers Offer Inmates Uplifting Musical Performance
Inmates were treated to a special show by the Fairfax Jubil-aires at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center on Thursday, April 27. The a cappella barbershop group gave an impressive and uplifting performance of pop and R&B classics and later, several inmates also got the chance to harmonize with the singers. Many thanks to the Jubil-aires for generously donating their time and talents!
Titans Visit Sheriff’s Office for Take Your Child to Work Day
The Sheriff’s Office welcomed three T.C. Williams students for Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, April 27. They met with Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, learned what it takes to become a deputy, toured the Adult Detention Center and got a motorcycle demonstration. The Alexandria Commission for Women worked with the Sheriff’s Office and other City agencies to arrange activities for dozens of T.C. students.
In recognition of National Correctional Officers Week and National Police Week, the Sheriff’s Office and Police Department are holding two events on Thursday, May 11 to honor Alexandria’s fallen law enforcement officers. A wreath laying ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at Waterfront Park (1 Prince Street) and a memorial service begins at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God (700 West Braddock Road). The events are co-hosted by the Alexandria Retired Police, Fire and Sheriff Association and open to the public.