The Chamber of Commerce will honor Sheriff Dana Lawhorne with a Lifetime Valor Award at the 2021 Valor Awards, on June 22 according to a news release.
Presented by INOVA Alexandria Hospital, the virtual ceremony will recognize Lawhorne’s 43 years of law enforcement service to Alexandria. The award comes after Lawhorne’s announcement in March that he will be retiring from the sheriff’s office at the end of the year.
Lawhorne, 63, is currently serving his fourth term as sheriff. During his time as sheriff, Lawhorne focused on enhancing public safety initiatives, increasing law enforcement training and professional development for his staff, performing community outreach efforts and expanding education for inmates through job training opportunities.