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Captain Tommy F. Bernal | Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia


Tommy F. Bernal

Fairfax County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, June 28, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 29 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Captain Tommy Bernal was killed when his motorcycle was struck head-on by a vehicle while he was conducting a training exercise with several agencies near Front Royal, Virginia.

He was riding on Route 649, a winding and hilly country road, with members of Fairfax County and Arlington County motor squads. The unit in front of him lost control on a curve and swerved into an oncoming lane. A vehicle in that lane swerved into Captain Bernal's lane to avoid colliding with the unit and collided with Captain Bernal as he crested a hill.

Captain Bernal had served with the Fairfax County Police Department for 29 years. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

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Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)
June 28, 2017


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