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Supporting Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

Bedford County Sheriff’s OfficeRon Staton, Director of the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy (CVCJA), and Doug Bradley, Chief of Police at BWX Technologies and a representative from the CVCJA Board of Directors, recently surprised Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown to honor his 50 years in law enforcement (1966-2016). Staton and Bradley presented Sheriff Brown with an encased ‘Flag of the United States of America’ that was flown over the US Capitol on January 1, 2016.

Congressman Bob Goodlatte arranged for the flag, and his office noted that very few flags are flown over the Capitol for presentation on January 1, as it is a federal holiday. However, Congressman Goodlatte was able to “move mountains” and get it done for Sheriff Brown.

Sheriff Brown’s career encompasses service as a deputy sheriff in Bedford (’66), military policeman, Washington DC police officer, retired federal agent, and Bedford County Sheriff.

Sheriff Brown commented, “Surprised just doesn’t say enough…I was flabbergasted to say the very least. To be honored in this manner by my peers and my congressman is beyond my ability to express!”

Sheriff Brown proudly displays the shadow boxed flag in the lobby of his office.