The new Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office substation on Frederick Avenue in Sterling opened on April 30 and tonight was the grand opening ceremony. We caught about 25 minutes of the event; here are a few photos.
Discussion of the substation began years ago – here is our write up of one of the public hearings back in 2006. Many of the same people in those photos were present tonight.
It’s good to see an event demonstrate such broad and bipartisan agreement. There were great comments by all of the elected officials present. Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio thanked the current and past boards of supervisors and school boards for making it happen. Supervisor Stevens Miller reminded the audience that although the deputies all dress the same, they are individuals so it’s ok to wave when they drive by and tell them if you think they are doing a good job.
I was especially impressed with Captain Ricky Frye, the substation commander. He made the point that the station is not the building but the personnel who work there. He also noted the fact that it was completed in less than two years – I forget the name of the contractor though I am certain it will be included in the news reports in the coming days.
In addition to those in the photos I saw Commonwealth Attorney Jim Plowman in the audience among hundreds of attendees – including, I am guessing, some of our readers. I know Eugene Delgaudio spent a lot of man hours in Sterling publicizing the event; don’t know what other publicity there was, but it really worked.
Nice job, everyone involved in bringing the substation to fruition. I will link to other media coverage as it becomes available.
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