VIRGINIA STATE POLICE DIVISION 7 COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE
Division Seven System Technician Lucy Rowe was recognized at the Virginia State Police Area Ten Meeting and was awarded the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Law Enforcement Commendation and Medal for exceptional service and accomplishments in the field of Law Enforcement by the Sergeant Major John Champe Chapter, Virginia Sons of the American Revolution. First Sergeant Alvin D. Blankenship made the nomination.
The citation for honoree Lucy Rowe reads: System Technician, Division Seven, Lucy Rowe has served with distinction with the Virginia State Police for over forty-three years. During her extensive law enforcement career, which began in 1978, Ms. Rowe has served the citizens and her law enforcement counterparts in many capacities, to include administration, Dispatcher rising to a Senior Dispatcher, and ultimately her position as the System Technician with the Division Seven Communication Center. As the System Technician, Lucy Rowe is responsible for the mobile CAD System which allows the Troopers to communicate with the Dispatchers and provides them with the valuable tools they need to effectively perform their duties on the road. In addition, Lucy Rowe previously served on the State’s Joint Dispatch Center (PSTOC) planning committee from its concept. Her efforts were instrumental in defining the Virginia State Police’s role in the project and her vast knowledge and experience proved to be invaluable to the planning committee as a whole. Throughout her career Lucy Rowe has been an exemplary employee, role model, mentor and a dedicated service asset to the citizens of the commonwealth. It is with great pleasure and honor that the Sergeant Major John Champe Chapter of the National Society Sons of The American Revolution presents Ms. Lucy Rowe with the Law Enforcement Commendation and Medal.
Representing the Sergeant Major John Champe Chapter, Virginia SAR were Chapter President, Ken Bonner and Rhett Wade, Chairman of the Public Service Committee.