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Honoring local (Prince William) law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since 1922

The public is invited to a May 8, 2023 memorial and tribute service – including a candlelight vigil for fallen law enforcement officers who lived, or served, in Prince William County – at the Grace Life Community Church, 9560 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. 

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 20 law enforcement officers who lived, or served, in Prince William County and died in the line of duty. They are:

1.    Justice of the Peace Thomas Simms Meredith, Prince William County Circuit Court – July 1922

2.    Trooper Jackie M. Bussard, Virginia State Police – May 1970

3.    Officer Paul T. White Jr., Prince William County Police – October 1973

4.    Investigator Claude Everett Seymour, Virginia State Police – April 1975

5.    Trooper Johnny R. Bowman, Virginia State Police – August 1984

6.    Sergeant John D. Conner III, Manassas City Police – July 1988

7.    Officer Phillip M. Pennington, Prince William County Police – November 1990 Trooper Jose

8.    M. Cavazos, Virginia State Police – February 1993

9.    Special Agent William H. Christian Jr., Federal Bureau of Investigation – May 1995

10.  Detective John M. Gibson, United States Capitol Police – July 1998

11.  Officer Marlon E. Morales, Metro Transit Police – June 2001

12.  Special Agent Robert Martin Roth, Federal Bureau of Investigation – March 2008

13.  Second Lt. Francis Joseph Stecco, Fairfax County Police – October 2008

14.  Special Agent Chad L. Michael, Drug Enforcement Administration – October 2009 Special

15.  Agent Forrest N. Leamon, Drug Enforcement Administration – October 2009

16.  Officer Paul Michael Dittamo, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police – October 2010

17.  Officer Chris Yung, Prince William County Police – December 2012

18.  Officer Ashley M. Guindon, Prince William County Police – February 2016

19.  Special Agent Thomas J. Mohnal, Federal Bureau of Investigation – February 2021

20.  Deputy Sheriff David William Myers, Jr., Prince William County Sheriff’s Office – December 27, 2021

Questions regarding this event may be sent to David Dallas, President PWCCPAAA at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Leadership from local Fire Departments, Police Departments, FBI, State Police, DEA and state/county elected officials were formally invited to this annual event.

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