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A Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Motor Deputy received high honors during the Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Rodeo in September.

Specialist Barry Dufek took second place in the events timed precision course. The event was held on September 20th in the Pentagon Parking lot in Arlington, VA. Over 150 riders from the Mid-Atlantic and as far away as Florida participated in the event.

Dufek has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit since April 2008. Deputy Specialist Dufek joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2000 and has served in the Field Operations Division and the Community Policing Unit. 

The Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo was the “brain child” of Corporal A.D. Johnson, a motorcycle police officer with the Prince George’s County Police Department, Prince George’s County Maryland. In 1979, the first rodeo was held, to build up the skills and working relationships of the motorcycle officers in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Tragically in 1982, Corporal Johnson was killed in an on-duty motorcycle accident. In the spirit of Corporal A.D. Johnson, the organization continues today, heading into its 28th year of operation.Motor_Deputy_Dufek.JPG