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

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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 accident

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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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

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July 4, 2015

 

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