HJ673: Commending John Hutchison Anderson.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 673
Offered February 1, 2021
Commending John Hutchison Anderson.
Patron-- Webert

WHEREAS, John Hutchison Anderson, an esteemed law-enforcement officer who dedicated himself to protecting and serving the citizens of Fauquier County over a 33-year career, retired as a first sergeant of the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office in 2020; and

WHEREAS, John Anderson began his career in law enforcement in 1988 as a dispatcher under Fauquier County Sheriff Ashby Olinger; during his tenure with the department, he steadily moved through the ranks of deputy first class, master deputy sheriff, and sergeant before ultimately achieving the rank of first sergeant; and

WHEREAS, throughout his illustrious career, John Anderson responded to significant changes in law enforcement and remained steadfastly committed to applying best practice and procedure in all aspects of the profession; and

WHEREAS, John Anderson ably held various responsibilities and served in numerous capacities in the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office over the years, including jail operations, inmate transportation, civil process and court security, patrol, and property and evidence storage and maintenance; and

WHEREAS, an active and engaged member of his community, John Anderson gave generously of his time and talents working extra hours for special details, such as high school sporting events and other local gatherings; and

WHEREAS, John Anderson treated everyone he encountered as a law-enforcement professional with honor and integrity, earning respect and esteem from peers, subordinates, inmates, and the citizens he served; and

WHEREAS, beyond his extraordinary service as a member of the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, John Anderson has supported the citizens of Fauquier County as a life member of the Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and in other volunteer capacities; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of his 33 years of meritorious service to the citizens of Fauquier County, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors honored John Anderson in an official proclamation on December 10, 2020; and

WHEREAS, through his tireless efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of the Fauquier County community, John Anderson has helped make the Commonwealth a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend John Hutchison Anderson, first sergeant of the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, on the occasion of his retirement; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to John Hutchison Anderson as an expression of the General Assembly’s heartfelt appreciation for his service to the Commonwealth and best wishes for the future.