George Washington Birthday Parade Committee chair Joe Shumard (far left) presents certificates to United Honor Guard members (from left) Officer Binh Vu, Lieutenant Robert Gilmore, Deputy Juan Guzman, Deputy Ernesto Arroyo and Officer Joshua Leach Aug. 2 at the Alexandria Sheriff’s Department Headquarters. The United ASO-APD Honor Guard received third place in the Honor Guards and Color Guards category at the GW Parade earlier this year.
Photo by Jeanne Theismann.
Alexandria Members of the specialized units of the Alexandria Police Department and
Alexandria Sheriff’s Office were recognized for their participation in this year’s George Washington Birthday Celebration Parade.
In a ceremony taking place Aug. 2 at the Sheriff’s Department headquarters, George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee chair Joe Shumard presented commendations to members of the police and sheriff’s offices. Their specialized units were recognized as outstanding marching elements in the annual George Washington Birthday Parade.
The APD Motor Unit received first place in the Honor Guards and Color Guards category and the United ASO-APD Honor Guard received the third place award in the same category.
Shumard presented Honor Guard members Officer Binh Vu, Lieutenant Robert Gilmore, Deputy Juan Guzman, Deputy Ernesto Arroyo and Officer Joshua Leach with their certificates. Accepting the award for the Motor Unit were Officer Jeff Burney and Sergeant Chuck Seckler.
Both agencies plan to participate again in next year’s parade.