The Fairfax Resolves honored public service at the chapter meeting on October 23. Law Enforcement Medals and Commendations were presented to Captain Tu Farhan of the Vienna Police Department and Captain Steve Elbert of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Department.
Captain Farhan has been a member of the Vienna Police Department since 2000. His citation notes that “during his tenure Captain Farhan has excelled as an Officer, Detective, Supervisor and now he is helping to lead the agency as a Captain. He continually challenges himself and others to improve
performance by researching best practices and making training a priority. Captain Farhan is fluent in five foreign languages, and he routinely uses his linguistic skills to assist officers with translation which helps to bridge the gap when language is a barrier.”
Captain Elbert joined the Sheriff’s Department in 1991. His citation notes that he has “served in positions of increasing responsibility throughout the department, including the Confinement Division, the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team, Firearms Instructor and in numerous other positions. At every stage and stop along his career, Captain Elbert has served as a mentor and worked to pass his extensive knowledge along to less experienced deputies.”
Pictured below is Vice President for Awards and Recognitions Jon Rymer with both recipients.