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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Police: Armed Suicidal Man in Stable Condition After Officer Shooting

Police: Armed Suicidal Man in Stable Condition After Officer Shooting

Incident took place at Springfield United Methodist Church on Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield.
Dog, Two Rabbits Perish in Sunday House Fire in Clifton Area

Dog, Two Rabbits Perish in Sunday House Fire in Clifton Area

Two occupants of the home were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and all occupants were displaced.
Fairfax County Police Chief: 'American Flag Not Banned on Uniforms'

Fairfax County Police Chief: 'American Flag Not Banned on Uniforms'

Flag flap started when directive not approved by chief went out banning flags on outer ballistic vests.
High-Speed Chase Ends in Wreck, Arrest

High-Speed Chase Ends in Wreck, Arrest

Suspect was speeding in excess of 100 mph in a stolen car before wreck, according to Virginia State Police.
Fairfax County Police Address Concerns About School Crossing Guard Duties

Fairfax County Police Address Concerns About School Crossing Guard Duties

With new school year, here's what you need to know about the duties of school crossing guards at your child's school.
Report: Family Sues Fairfax County Police Department for $12 Million for Gross Negligence in 2013 Fatal Shooting

Report: Family Sues Fairfax County Police Department for $12 Million for Gross Negligence in 2013 Fatal Shooting

John Geer was shot during a domestic disturbance call in standoff with police, in Springfield neighborhood. Geer had two daughters.
Labor Day: State Police Increasing Enforcement This Weekend

Labor Day: State Police Increasing Enforcement This Weekend

Effort will target drunk drivers — 120 arrests during 2013 Labor Day weekend.
NORAD to Conduct Exercises Over DC Area Tuesday Morning

NORAD to Conduct Exercises Over DC Area Tuesday Morning

Fighter jets and helicopters to test responses, systems with a variety of scenarios; flights could be delayed or cancelled due to weather.
Man Exposes Himself in Gunston Plaza Parking Lot

Man Exposes Himself in Gunston Plaza Parking Lot

Incident took place Friday morning while woman was loading items into her car.
General Killed, Silver Line, Family Murder-Suicide, Zoo Bomb Threat and McDonnell Trial Weirdness

General Killed, Silver Line, Family Murder-Suicide, Zoo Bomb Threat and McDonnell Trial Weirdness

Our top posts from the past week at Patch sites in Virginia and D.C.
Police Apprehend Teen in Alleged Lorton Garage Burglary

Police Apprehend Teen in Alleged Lorton Garage Burglary

Police pursued teen, another suspect by car and then by foot Sunday after two drove into the woods. The second suspect got away.
Police Report Fatal Crash in Lorton Area

Police Report Fatal Crash in Lorton Area

Area resident Juan Gomez, 24, died after crashing his car into a tree on Pohick Road just past Lorton Station, according to police.
Crime Solvers 5K Saturday Supports Non-Profit

Crime Solvers 5K Saturday Supports Non-Profit

Second annual event at Fairfax County Government Center.
Officials Identify Lorton Fire Victim

Officials Identify Lorton Fire Victim

Cause was discarded smoking materials, officials say. Woman was HR manager.
UPDATE: One Dead in Four-Alarm Fire in Lorton Tuesday Afternoon

UPDATE: One Dead in Four-Alarm Fire in Lorton Tuesday Afternoon

Firefighters believe the deceased is a resident of the building.
PHOTO: Flooding in Lorton Area Friday

PHOTO: Flooding in Lorton Area Friday

FCPD provides photos of flooded area streets from heavy rains.
Police Charge Fairfax County Couple in Theft of School PTO Funds

Police Charge Fairfax County Couple in Theft of School PTO Funds

Police say the amounts missing from the PTO are "in the thousands" of dollars.
Man with Ties to Fort Belvoir Allegedly Took $350,000 Cash, Bahamas Trip, Lexus from Contractors

Man with Ties to Fort Belvoir Allegedly Took $350,000 Cash, Bahamas Trip, Lexus from Contractors

Former U.S. Army contracting official allegedly steered contracts in exchange for gifts, cash, including payment for female escorts.
UPDATE: Flooded Roads as of 4 PM Wednesday in Fairfax County

UPDATE: Flooded Roads as of 4 PM Wednesday in Fairfax County

If you see a flooded road in your community, add it to the Comments box below.
Fairfax County Police: Do You Recognize This Man?

Fairfax County Police: Do You Recognize This Man?

Suspect allegedly stole a credit card from a shopping cart at the Burke Walmart.