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Virginia State Police Mourn Loss of Area 42 Sergeant

At approximately 2:20 a.m., Saturday (Jan. 11, 2014), the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a vehicle crash in the county on Chatham Road/Route 57, approximately 170 feet west of Route 9728/Pennrail Lane. When rescue crews arrived, they found a blue Chevrolet Impala crashed into a road sign. Still seated inside the […]

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Photos from Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Friday, January 3, 2014, the Virginia Public Safety Foundation and Governor Robert F. McDonnell held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial.  Here are some photos from the day… (Can’t see the slideshow?  View the images at http://photos.vachiefs.org/Events/PS-Memorial-Groundbreaking)

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Public Safety Memorial Groundbreaking Set For January 3, 2014

The Virginia Public Safety Foundation will simultaneously announce that it has reached its $2 million goal for construction of the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial and ceremonially break ground on the memorial site during a ceremony on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. Governor Robert F. McDonnell will join his predecessor, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, […]

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Silent Auction for Virginia Public Safety Memorial

Come to Senate Room 3 at the Capitol on Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 1:00–2:30pm to attend the Silent Auction provided in partnership with the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Virginia Shield Foundation.

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George Allen to be at “Heroes Dinner”

From today’s Southside Sentinel… Former Governor George Allen will be the guest speaker at a “Heroes Dinner” on Wednesday, September 11, at the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department reception building. The event is being coordinated by the Virginia Shield Foundation, a non-profit organization that honors Virginia’s First Responders. The foundation’s mission is to recognize and honor […]

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Governor McDonnell Congratulates Secretary of Public Safety Marla Graff Decker on National Award

Secretary Decker is 2013 Recipient of the National Guard Association of the United States’ Patrick Henry Award  RICHMOND— Governor Bob McDonnell today congratulated Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Graff Decker on receiving the National Guard Association of the United States’ (NGAUS) Patrick Henry Award earlier this week. The Patrick Henry Award is designed to […]

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Heroes Dinner to Benefit the Public Safety Memorial

In Honor of Our First Responders, You are Cordially Invited to A Dinner to Remember Our Heroes Featuring The Honorable George Allen, Former Governor of Virginia and U.S. Senator Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department 3309 Twigg’s Ferry Road, Hartfield, VA 23071 VIP Reception 5:30–6:30 p.m. General Reception 6:30–7:00 p.m. Dinner […]

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Colonial Shooting Academy Raises $2,300 for the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial

Virginia Shield Vice Chairman Dave Hewes and Chairman Garth Wheeler join Secretary Marla Decker in receiving the "Big Check" from Colonial Shooting Academy's Ed Coleman and Chief Henry Stanley.

Colonial Shooting Academy, the nation’s largest indoor shooting facility, presented Garth Wheeler, Virginia Shield Foundation’s Chairman, and Marla Decker, Virginia’s Secretary of Public Safety, with a check for $2,300 to benefit the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial. On hand for Thursday’s presentation in Darden Garden on Capitol Square were General Manager Ed Coleman and retired Henrico County […]

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Help build the Public Safety Memorial on Capitol Square—buy a target for $1.50 May 1-31 at Colonial Shooting Academy

Shield CSA target flier

Buy a special public safety target at Colonial Shooting Academy in Richmond and help us build the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial. For the entire month of May, anyone can patron Colonial Shooting Academy and purchase the public safety target. The net proceeds will go toward the construction of the Memorial on Capitol Square grounds. Colonial Shooting […]

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Dinwiddie County backs naming stretch of I-85 for slain trooper

Associated Press | DINWIDDIE _ Dinwiddie County’s Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution naming a section of Interstate 85 in honor of a slain Virginia State Police trooper. The resolution also must be approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. It calls for a section of I-85 southbound from the state Route 703 overpass to the […]

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