From left, Colonel James Morris and Master Police Officer Michael Finelli.
Photo courtesy Vienna Police Department
On Feb. 2, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office held its 8th Annual Awards Ceremony and banquet dinner to honor their awards recipients. Vienna Master Police Officer Michael Finelli was the recipient of a Meritorious Action Award. While working with the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force on a temporary assignment, MPO Michael Finelli’s investigation lead to the arrest of multiple MS-13 gang members who were conspiring to abduct and murder an individual. MPO Finelli’s investigative efforts helped prevent the death of an innocent person. MPO Michael Finelli also received from the United States House of Representatives a Certificate of Congressional Recognition signed by U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-10). This award recognizes an individual, or team of individuals, who have demonstrated exemplary action in response to a specific situation of an emergency nature, or as part of a routine event, where the member’s exceptional performance merits special recognition.