Police officers and firefighters who responded to the shooting at at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park on June 14, 2017.
Photo by Vernon Miles.
With more than 60 honorees, the 2018 Valor Awards, presented by the Chamber of Commerce on April 19, were a record year for celebrating heroism and dedication among Alexandria’s first responders. From rescuing citizens from a bridge’s edge to stepping in to save another officer from an attack, the Valor Awards celebrated actions taken throughout 2017 that saved lives in Alexandria. Of particular note were the police officers and firefighters that responded to the June 14 shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park where members of Congress were targeted.