On March 26, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce awarded Town of Vienna Police Officers, MPO Tim Seitz, Officer Marcos Herrera and Officer John Digan with Certificates of Valor at the 37th Annual Valor Awards Ceremony.
MPO Seitz was honored for his selfless actions to force open a barricaded door to disarm an emotionally disturbed individual who was armed with scissors and determined to end her life. MPO Seitz’s placed himself in danger to prevent her from further injury or possible death.
Officers Herrera and Digan responded to the Wolf Trap Hotel to conduct a welfare check of an individual who had been staying at the hotel. When the individual did not answer the door the Officers gained entry with the help of a key from the hotel management. Upon entering the room Officers Herrera and Digan discovered the individual lying on the floor and unresponsive. Without hesitation the officers began performing CPR and continued to do so even as members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department arrived. Although their efforts were unsuccessful both Officers Herrera and Digan are extremely deserving of their Valor Award.
The Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Annual Valor Awards Ceremony recognizes members of the Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Sheriff's Department, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Herndon Police Department and the Town of Vienna Police Department for their selfless sacrifice to protect the lives of others.