First Responders Honored at the 38th Prince William Valor Awards

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Prince William County Police Department Chief Newsham. Photo credit: Mike Beaty.

Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce

The Prince William Chamber Foundation honored the first responder community this week at the 38th Annual Prince William Valor Awards, awarding over 240 first responders for their acts of bravery in the line of duty.

Award winners were announced on May 22 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, which was attended by first responders, award winners and elected officials. News4 Anchors Tony Perkins and Juliana Valencia were this year’s emcees.

“Celebrating the accomplishments of our first responder community has always been a highlight of our year,” said Bob Sweeney, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. “I extend my sincere congratulations to all the awardees and express my deep gratitude for their unwavering.”

This year’s program recognized award recipients from the Prince William County Adult Detention Center, Dale City Volunteer Fire Department, Town of Dumfries Police Department, Fairfax County Police Helicopter Division, Prince William County Park Ranger, Quantico Fire and Rescue, Virginia State Police, City of Manassas Police Department, City of Manassas Fire Department, Prince William County Department of Public Safety Communications, Prince William County Fire and Rescue System, and the Prince William County Police Department.

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Prince William County Police Department Chief Newsham and award winners from the Police Department. Photo credit: Mike Beaty

Among this year’s Hillary Robinette Award winners included the solving of a cold case from 1987, involving the assault of a 50-year-old woman at a Prince William County store. Prince William County Police Department Detectives Giannina Pinedo and Colleen Grantham worked diligently to solve the case in June 2023, successfully closing a case that had been unsolved for 30 years.

To view this year’s stories of valor from the Prince William Valor Awards, visit the link here.


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