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Archives: The Henrico Way

Officers Robinson, VonCanon & Wolfe, Henrico Police Division

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Three Henrico County Police officers are credited with saving a man’s life. On July 1, Officers Nick Robinson, Jason VonCanon and Brian Wolfe discovered the victim after responding to a call of gunshots on Fayette Avenue.  The man had been shot twice. “He was in really bad shape,” VonCanon said. “We looked for a pulse, […]

Officers Burruss, Caravaglia, Foley and Wire, Henrico Police Division

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On March 27, a man in Ohio called Henrico Police to check on his elderly aunt. The COVID-19 pandemic had just begun and he was worried about the 90-year-old woman. Four officers responded to her home to ensure she was safe and healthy. When Lillian Zak answered her door, she was surprised to see police. […]

Rick Baber, Department of Public Utilities

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Amid the discarded garbage and debris dumped at the Springfield Road Public Use Area, there is a carefully cultivated plot of earth designed to lift spirits. Department of Public Utilities employee Rick Baber calls it a “hope garden.” “People like to see things grow,” he said, “hopefully, it will bring a little joy.” The idea […]

Supervisor Katrina Brown, James River Juvenile Detention

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When the COVID-19 pandemic swept into Central Virginia, the staff at James River Juvenile Detention changed the way they worked. There was more cleaning, along with employee temperature checks and social distancing. Supervisor Katrina Brown still worried about her coworkers’ well-being. She knew some had been furloughed from part-time jobs with other employers. Brown wanted […]

Officer Jonathan Turner, Henrico Police Division

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Not all heroes wear capes. An off-duty Henrico Police Officer is credited with saving a man’s life just days before Thanksgiving. Although if you ask Officer Jonathan Turner, he’ll tell you what he did wasn’t heroic at all. “I’m just doing what any other officer or firefighter would have done in the exact same situation,” […]

Officer Brendan Kelly, Henrico Police Division

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It started with phone calls. A Sandston woman dialed 911 to report noises outside her home. The elderly stroke survivor who is nearly blind was convinced someone was trying to break in. The calls came into 911 repeatedly for several weeks. Henrico County Police Officer Brendan Kelly responded to some of Linda Allen’s calls for […]

Libbie Mill Library

Libbie Mill library employees
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Randy Waddell’s favorite story at the Libbie Mill Library can’t be found on the pages of a book. It’s a nonfiction drama that could have ended as a tragedy. “My heart stopped and that’s really all I remember,” said Waddell. On Aug. 1, the Henrico man went into cardiac arrest while sitting at a library […]

Mike Cross, Department of Public Utilities

Mike Cross, Henrico County DPU
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The Springfield Road Public Use Area is where many people get rid of things they don’t want. But on a recent Saturday night, Supervisor Mike Cross discovered something that was very much wanted and loved. Their names are Buttercup and Fiona. The dogs had been missing from home for two days. Their family was frantic. […]

Lt. LeeRoye Moore, Division of Fire

LeeRoye Moore, Henrico County Fire
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A dinner out suddenly turned into a life-saving mission for an off-duty Henrico County firefighter. Lt. LeeRoye Moore was enjoying his meal at a restaurant near Richmond International Airport when he spotted a man in distress at a nearby table. “He wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse,” Moore said. The firefighter quickly lowered the […]

Division of Police

Joe Capolino, Henrico Division of Police
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A New York police inspector got a taste of Henrico County hospitality. Joe Capolino, a deputy inspector from the Suffolk County Police Department, was attending the FBI National Academy in Quantico when he decided to drive to Richmond Raceway to catch NASCAR’s Toyota Owners 400 on April 13. Unsure of where to park or get […]
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