Seven Deputies Graduate from Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy
Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and his staff congratulate Deputy Fellman Cabero, Deputy Deon Eaddy, Deputy Israr Haq, Deputy Julio Ocasio, Deputy Keith Scott, Deputy Ryan Stearns, and Deputy Curran Thorne on their graduation from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. The seven deputies graduated with Session 127 in a ceremony at George Mason University on Friday, December 21, following nearly six months of deputy and law enforcement training, including emergency vehicle operation, firearms training, defensive tactics, jail and courthouse procedures, crash investigation, basic legal training and other important areas.
Deputy Eaddy was Vice-President of this academy class and four others are pursuing law enforcement careers like their fathers. Deputy Ryan Stearns is the son of Chief Deputy Clarke Stearns, Deputy Julio Ocasio is the son of Deputy Pedro Ocasio, Deputy Curran Thorne is the son of Deputy Timothy Thorne, and Deputy Keith Scott is the son of Chief M. Douglas Scott of the Arlington County Police Department.
The Academy serves 17 participating law enforcement agencies: the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, Arlington County Police Department, Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, City of Fairfax Police Department, City of Falls Church Police Department, City of Falls Church Sheriff’s Office, George Mason University Police Department, Leesburg Police Department, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Manassas City Police Department, Manassas Park City Police Department, Middleburg Police Department, Northern Virginia Community College Police, Purcellville Police Department, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.
Photo: (l-r) Deputy Curran Thorne, Deputy Deon Eaddy, Deputy Israr Haq, Deputy Keith Scott, Deputy Ryan Stearns, Deputy Julio Ocasio, Deputy Fellman Cabero and Sheriff Dana Lawhorne.