The fatal shooting of VA police officer Ashley Guindon is an unspeakable tragedy. This young officer’s life was cut far too short, and now we’d really like to honor her by learning more about this remarkable woman. Click through for five important facts!
Ashley Guindon, 29, was fatally shot in Prince William County, Virginia on February 27 — her first day on the job after being sworn in as a police officer. Ashley’s heroics in attempting to break up a domestic dispute unfortunately led to her murder, an incredibly hard thing to wrap your mind around. Click through for five things to learn about Ashley.
Ashley held a degree in aeronautics
Talk about impressive. Ashley graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics! That is not something just anyone can do. Ashley was clearly special. She graduated from Merrimack high school in New Hampshire in 2005.
She served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
AShley was a tough cookie. Before joined the police academy, she served in the Marine Reserve as a corporal. She was assigned to Bolling Air Force Base, and tasked with sending home the remains of fallen Marines.
This wasn’t her first time on the force
While this was her first day on the job as a Prince William County police officer, Ashley has actually been an officer before. She had once served as a county police officer, according to county supervisors chairman Corey Stewart, but left the force for several years and returned this February.
She had her pilot’s license
Interestingly, Ashley had a license to fly historical aircraft. As in, she could pilot anything, from any time since the inception of airplanes. How cool is that? It’s unknown why, or how she had the distinction.
She has family in law enforcement
While it’s unknown who in her family has served in law enforcement, Ashley was related to other officers.
She was assigned to protect and patrol the suburbs
Ashley was assigned to patrol duty in the eastern party of Prince William County, which is all suburban.
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with Ashley’s loved ones at this time.