On December 11, 2010, Alexandria Deputy Sheriff Bryant Vaughn was recognized for heroism by the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The presentation of the Medal of Heroism Award was held at the Belle Haven Country Club, and presented by Chapter President Robert F. Carr.
Deputy Vaughn was recognized for his actions on December 27, 2009, when he placed his life in danger while investigating suspicious activity at a neighbor’s home. Vaughn was off duty at the time and responded after being alerted to a possible burglary in process. Although the suspects fired at Deputy Vaughn during the incident, Vaughn was not injured.
The Chapter also presented Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne with the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal for his “energetic leadership and distinguished service” to law enforcement in the City of Alexandria. “Sheriff Lawhorne’s energy, enthusiasm and managerial expertise have increased the readiness of the Sheriff’s Office,” the citation read.
Lawhorne congratulated Vaughn. “I am proud of the heroic display by Deputy Vaughn, and of the exemplary work performed by all of my staff. I am honored to serve with Deputy Vaughn and with the 219 men and women of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office,” he said.