Candlelight Memorial and Tribute Service to Fallen Officers is Oct. 6

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Prince William County, VA… A memorial and tribute service – including a candlelight vigil for fallen law enforcement officers who lived, or served, in greater Prince William County – will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Government Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge (22191).

This annual event – which is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Prince William County Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association – honors the lives and service of 18 men and women who lived, or served, in Prince William County and died in the line of duty. They are:

  • Justice of the Peace Thomas Simms Meredith, Prince William County Circuit Court – July 1922 
  • Trooper Jackie M. Bussard, Virginia State Police – May 1970 
  • Officer Paul T. White Jr., Prince William County Police – October 1973 
  • Investigator Claude Everett Seymour, Virginia State Police – April 1975 
  • Trooper Johnny R. Bowman, Virginia State Police – August 1984 
  • Sergeant John D. Conner III, Manassas City Police – July 1988 
  • Officer Phillip M. Pennington, Prince William County Police – November 1990 
  • Trooper Jose M. Cavazos, Virginia State Police – February 1993 
  • Special Agent William H. Christian Jr., Federal Bureau of Investigation – May 1995 
  • Detective John M. Gibson, United States Capitol Police – July 1998 
  • Officer Marlon E. Morales, Metro Transit Police – June 2001 
  • Special Agent Robert Martin Roth, Federal Bureau of Investigation – March 2008 
  • Second Lt. Francis Joseph Stecco, Fairfax County Police – October 2008 
  • Special Agent Chad L. Michael, Drug Enforcement Administration – October 2009 
  • Special Agent Forrest N. Leamon, Drug Enforcement Administration – October 2009 
  • Officer Paul Michael Dittamo, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police – October 2010 
  • Officer Chris Yung, Prince William County Police – December 2012 
  • Officer Ashley M. Guindon, Prince William County Police – February 2016 
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