Governor Recognizes LCSO for Derecho Work
Many deputies performed addition duties following the storm left many in eastern Loudoun without power for days.
Gov. Bob McDonnell this week recognized Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office personnel for their work in the aftermath of the June 29 derecho.
Traffic signal outages and fallen trees and other debris blocking roadways kept deputies busy for five days after the storm, when many residents, were without power. Sterling was among the areas of the county hardest hit.
“Many of our personnel left their own families without power and in the dark to help thousands of county residents in the same situation,” said Loudoun Sheriff Michael L. Chapman. “This certificate of recognition and the outpouring of support deputies received from county residents after the storm, let the deputies know how much they were appreciated for doing the necessary work to keep residents safe.”
Del. David I. Ramadan (R-87), who requested the acknowledgement, presented the Certificate of Recognition Aug. 7.
“Although power and traffic signals were out in the area of Route 50 and Loudoun County Parkway, deputies were able to maintain a safe passage for area motorists throughout the day and night,” Ramadan said.
Ramadan is pictured here present the certificate to Chapman.