May 26, 2012
The Fairfax County Police Marine Patrol Unit enforces a no-wake zone near Occoquan as part of its patrol area on May 26. Fairfax county has 100 miles of shoreline patrolled by the unit, educating boaters on safety, enforcing boating rules and regulations and providing emergency assistance if needed. During prime boating season, Memorial Day to Labor Day, the unit patrols seven days a week. PFC Matthew Grubb and PFB Brian Bowman find that boaters are generally glad to see them on the water and they always return a wave.