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Officer Philip Michael Pennington | Prince William County Police Department, Virginia Prince William County Police Department, Virginia

Officer

Philip Michael Pennington

Prince William County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, November 22, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 209

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/22/1990

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Not available

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Officer Pennington was shot and killed on Thanksgiving Day after he and other officers responded to the home of a man who had shot a county sheriff's deputy.

Officer Pennington and his fellow SWAT officers were called to the home in Dale City, where the suspect had fled after shooting the deputy. When the team entered the home they were confronted by the man holding a pistol. Officer Pennington tried to talk the suspect into putting down the pistol but the man opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Pennington.

Officer Pennington had been shot and wounded in an unrelated drug raid 11 months earlier.

Officer Pennington had served with the agency for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

Five years after the shooting his wife was sworn in as a Prince William County police officer. Philip Michael Pennington Elementary School in Manassas is named for the fallen officer.

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I love reading some of the reflections on here. I see Trooper R. Nebelski on here as well as some other names from the past.
For those on here who knew and worked with Mike you already know how great of a person he was. For those who did not know him personally, Mike was a special person and police officer. He truly loved his job and he could make friends with anyone he dealt with. Even the people he arrested liked Mike as he never made them feel bad. Mike loved dearly his son Michael and Michael equally loved his Dad. Mike and Connie were in love and it showed when we were all together. The years have tempered the pain but the years will never erase the memories.

Wayne Stewart
PWCPD
Rest in Peace Officer Philip M. Pennington
End of Watch: Nov. 22, 1990
December 12, 2012

 

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