Arlington County Board Recognizes County First Responders for Efforts

Published on July 20, 2021

The Arlington County Board today gave special honors and recognition to members of Arlington County Police Department, Fire Department and Sheriff's Office for their efforts to respond to the Capitol riot on January 6. Approximately 60 personnel were honored during the event today at the County Board Recessed meeting.

"ACPD officers, firefighters and medics responded to the call to defend the Capitol in response to the rioters who sought to undermine our democracy," said County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti. "It's actions like those taken on January 6th that remind us that we need public safety professionals who are ready when necessary to put themselves in danger in order to protect others, and in this case protect our democracy."

Congressman Don Beyer formally recognized Capitol Police and Firefighters, including those from Arlington County, as part of the Congressional Record and was also on hand to offer thanks to Arlington County personnel who responded to the Capitol on January 6.

"These brave men and women risked their lives in their protection of those trapped in the Capitol," said Beyer. "January 6, 2021 will be remembered as one of the darkest days of our democracy, yet that day will also commemorate the heroism and selfless bravery of the police, firefighters, and other law enforcement officers."