WOODBRIDGE, Va. - The Prince William County Police Department suffered a huge tragedy back on Feb. 27 after three of their officers were shot in a domestic-related incident. One of the officers would die from her injuries.
Officers Ashley Guindon was working her first shift after being sworn in and rejoining the department that day when she was fatally shot while responding to a 911 call at a Woodbridge home. Officers Jesse Hempen and David McKeown were also wounded in the incident, but would survive.
Ronald Hamilton, an Army staff sergeant, has been charged with Officer Guindon’s murder. The 32-year-old man is also accused of fatally shooting his wife before police arrived.
The Prince William County Public Safety Communications 911 Center said it receives over 185,000 emergency calls a year.
One day after the officers were shot, Prince William County police said their 911 center received a call from a young child. He didn’t have an emergency, but wanted to pass along a heartfelt message that police found very touching.
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