According to Fox News on Feb. 28, a Virginia female police officer was killed on Saturday. The officer was killed on her first day on the job. Officer Ashley Guindon had just been sworn in 24 hours before she was killed on duty.
The 28-year-old died as a result of her injuries sustained during the incident. Two other officers, Jesse Hempen, 31, and David McKeown, 33, were also shot. They are being hospitalized and treated for wounds they sustained when the three officers responded to a call about a domestic-related incident. The wife of the gunman was the one who called 911, but she was killed before the officers arrived. An 11-year-old was in the house, but he was unharmed.
Reuters reported that the incident happened in Woodbridge, Virginia, about 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. when officers responded to a call about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebery says he has authorized a capital murder charge and other counts against Army Sergeant Ronald Hamilton, 32, who is stationed at the Pentagon just outside Washington. He has been charged in the shooting and was being held without bond.
The Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors said Guindon had been a county police officer a few years ago and had left and returned to the force. A photo of Guindon was posted on the department’s Facebook Friday welcoming her to the force. A statement was made that she would be working her first shifts over the weekend concluding with “Be safe!”
According to NBC News, a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at noon for Officer Ashley Guindon at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge. A viewing will precede the service.