City of Manassas Public Safety Recognized for Valor

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Chief Rob Clemons, Firefighter/EMT Burke, Battalion Chief Mark Nary, Firefighter/EMTs Fiarbanks and Clay, Master Tech. Barton and Deputy Fire Chief Lupton

At the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Valor Awards, 13 City of Manassas Police and Fire and Rescue personnel were recognized for Valor.  Master Detective Christopher Daniels was recognized with both the Investigative Merit Award and the Merit Award for Valor for two separate incidents.  In one incident, through the use of a DNA match, Daniels solved a year-old rape case that seemed to be unsolvable.  In the second incident while on patrol, he performed CPR on a man, saving his life.

Master Detective A. Giovani Barahona, Senior Detective Philip Galvan, and Senior Police Officers Time Urey and Dan Villanueva were awarded the Investigative Merit Award for solving the City’s only homicide in 2016.  Detective Jonathan Agule and Officer Lawrence Outland were recognized with a Merit Award for Valor for rendering aid to the victim of an accidental shooting incident.

Manassas City PD – L to R, SPO Villanueva, SPO Urey, Master Detective Daniels, Chief Douglas Keen, Officer Arrington, Master Detective Barahona, Officer Jones, and Officer Outland

Officers Christopher Jones and Nicole Arrington were awarded the Merit Award for Valor for responding to an apartment where a man was not breathing.  The two performed CPR and saved the man’s life.  Officer Nicole Arrington received a second Merit Award for Valor for performing CPR on another resident who was in cardiac distress.

“The men and women in our department are everyday heroes,” said Chief of Police Doug Keen.  “It is great to see them recognized for their efforts in ensuring the safety of the residents of the City of Manassas.”

For the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department, four members were recognized with the Silver Medal for Valor. Master Technician William Barton and Firefighter/EMTs Brad Fairbanks, Ian Burke and Dustin Clay were the first to respond to a fire in Manassas Park.  This crew rescued an unconscious woman and three beloved pets from the home.

“I am so proud of the men and women who serve the residents of the City of Manassas and our neighboring jurisdictions,” said Fire and Rescue Chief Rob Clemons.  “These are some of the finest people I know.”


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