Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Anounces Fairfax County Valor Awards 2021 Winners

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Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is proud to be the new official host of the 43rd Annual Fairfax County Valor Awards. This prestigious event celebrates and recognizes Fairfax County’s first responders in recognition of actions above and beyond the call of duty. The 2021 honorees will be recognized in two ways – through the publication of a commemorative program and video being released on June 15, 2021. The commemorative video will be aired on Channel 10 and can be viewed on the GRCC YouTube page and Valor Awards webpage the following day.

Since 1979, the Valor Awards have honored the public safety heroes from the Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, Vienna Police Department, and Virginia State Police, and was originally started by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. GRCC President and CEO Charles Kapur stated, “The Greater Reston Chamber is proud to continue the legacy of the Valor Awards.  Recognizing our brave first responders, who would not otherwise seek such public acclaim, for their heroic and lifesaving actions, is a deeply meaningful tradition for our community.  This event allows us all to come together and offer a collective “thank you” for all they do.”

Awards will be bestowed in the following categories: Silver Medal of Honor, Bronze Medal of Honor, Certificate of Valor, and Lifesaving Award. 

2021 VALOR AWARD WINNERS:

SILVER AWARD

Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Fairfax County Police Department and Lieutenant Paul J. Wenner, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

BRONZE AWARD

FAIRFAX  COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: Master Police Officer J. Kevin Clarke and K9 Logan, Police Officer First Class Daniel N. Custer and K9 Lobo, Pilot D. Andrew Edgerton, Sergeant Ali Sepehri, Police Officer First Class Mark J. Kracun, Sergeant Christopher F. Cosgriff, Police Officer First Class Michael D. Gunstrom, Police Officer First Class Ryan C. Quarto, Police Officer First Class Ryan C. Kelley, Police Officer 

First Class Shea C. Keaveny, Police Officer First Class Adam C. Moya, Second Lieutenant David J. Montgomery, Master Police Officer Ki H. Koh, Master Police Officer Paul J. Woods, Police Officer First Class Rafael J. Orellano, Police Officer First Class Kevin A. Morgan, Police Officer First Class Enoch J. Green, Police Officer First Class Julia E. Vito, Police Officer First Class Trevor J. Duncan, Police Officer First Class Anthony R. Samaniego, Police Officer First Class Tom N. Dawson

FAIRFAX COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE:Private First Class Connor Delgado

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE:Senior Trooper Andre Jones, Trooper Jordan Corvin, Trooper Matthew Spalding

CERTIFICATE OF VALOR

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT:Master Police Officer Michael S. Allen, Police Officer First Class Brian A. Hungarter, Police Officer First Class Jeffrey D. Carroll, Officer Mark E. Calloway, Police Officer First Class Mario F. Colorado, Police Officer First Class Michael G. Richa, Police Officer First Class Kirk A. LaBranche, Police Officer First Class Kyoung S. Pak, Police Officer First Class Michael P. Mathwin, Police Officer First Class Shane A. Corson, Officer Jared K. Griffith, Officer Camden O. Ducker, Police Officer First Class Robert W. Malloch, Police Officer First Class Todd L. Eaton, Master Police Officer Gary S. Tuggle, Police Officer First Class Alicia A. Adkins, Police Officer First Class Christopher S. Grubb, Officer Davin M. Royal, Police Officer First Class Todd L. Eaton, Police Officer First Class Robert W. Malloch, Police Officer First Class Kyle A. Wilson, Officer Kyle R. Rhodes, Police Officer First Class Philip C. Stone, Officer Christopher A. Wells, Police Officer First Class Kyle A. Wilson, Police Officer First Class Drew A. Zirker, Police Officer First Class Andrew M. Zelms


FAIRFAX COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT:
Master Technician EMS Kristopher R. Keyser

FAIRFAX COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE: Private First Class Adrianna Carbajal

LIFESAVING AWARD

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: Sergeant Christina M. Burrow, Police Officer First Class Calvin K. Allen, Police Officer First Class Julia E. Vito, Police Officer First Class Victoria E. Bosch, Officer Christopher R. Campbell, Police Officer First Class Amanda Bronson, Police Officer First Class Avery E. Brunk, Master Police Officer John E. Campbell, Athletic Trainer Anna M. Sedory, Police Officer First Class Brian D. Carter, Police Officer First Class Adam F. Clemons, Police Officer First Class Peter T. Liu, Police Officer First Class Dale A. Drewry, Police Officer First Class Christopher W. Duzen, Police Officer First Class Travis D. Jenkins, Master Police Officer William P. Fisher, Police Officer First Class Matthew E. Griffin, Master Police Officer Lance T. Guckenberger, Police Officer First Class Matthew C. Grubb, Sergeant John D. Sykes, Sergeant Todd B. Sweeney, Police Officer First Class Jacob A. Jackson, Police Officer First Class Darrell L. Haley, Jr., Police Officer First Class Landon W. Hobson, Police Officer First Class Timothy R. 

Larsen, Master Police Officer Richard J. Cline, Police Officer First Class Kathryn M. Schroth, Second Lieutenant Christoforos Mamalis, Sergeant Travis L. Tate, Police Officer First Class Michael T. Rowe, Police Officer First Class Rachel E. Rohr, Officer Kyle W. Suter, Police Officer First Class Michael D. Scatchard and K9 Bolt, Police Officer First Class Christian S. Vigil, Police Officer First Class Patrick W. Smith, Master Police Officer Mark E. Tenally, Police Officer First Class Roberto Tiburcio

FAIRFAX COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT: Master Technician Bob W. Pope Jr., Captain Barry W. Maham, Technician Theresa M. Ruffo-Swanson, Technician Richard DiRusso, Firefighter Luiz Augusto De Oliveira Costa

FAIRFAX COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE: Sergeant Daniel Boring,Sergeant David Barr,Master Deputy Sheriff Christopher Hesselton,Master Deputy Sheriff Mary Munday,Private First Class Sean Delach,Private First Class Laurence Kim,Private First Class Bryan Redd,Private First Class Andy Winn,Deputy Cameron McQuade,Sergeant Christopher Blaine

VIENNA POLICE DEPARTMENT: Master Police Officer Kenny Smithand Officer Dale McElhattan

The 43rd Annual Valor Awards are made possible by our generous sponsors: Visit Fairfax, MillerMusmar CPAs, INOVA Fair Oaks, Transurban, Dominion Energy, Northwest Federal Credit Union, Reston Hospital Center, Cornerstones, ShounBach, Fairfax Public Access, and Galen Photography.


About Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce  

The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst for business growth and entrepreneurship by providing quality programs, education, connections and advocacy for our members and organizations in the Dulles Corridor and Western Fairfax. We are the leader of a thriving business community that positively impacts the growth and prosperity of a vibrant and collaborative region. For more information, please visit RestonChamber.org or call 703-707-9045