This is a terrible tragedy. Apparently there was a shootout when police went to serve a domestic violence call and a policewoman was struck and died. She had only been on the job one day.

This was the police department welcoming her on the force yesterday:

Unbelievably, they had to report that she died today:

It’s bad enough when a cop is killed in the line of duty, but just one day after being sworn in? It’s a horrible tragedy.

From the Washington Post:

A Prince William County police officer was shot and killed Saturday evening on her first day on the street when she responded to a call about a possible domestic matter, authorities said.

Two other officers were shot and wounded.

The slain officer was identified by police as Ashley Guindon. No information was available about the other two. All three were flown by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital.

One person was taken into custody in connection with the shooting, but no information about the individual had been released as of late Saturday.

The gunfire broke out at about 5:30 p.m. in the 13000 block of Lashmere Court, a relatively short residential street in the Woodbridge/Lake Ridge area south of the county government administration center.

Guindon was identified in reference material as a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., who held a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics. She served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and had relatives in law enforcement.

The slain officer had been assigned to patrol duty in the eastern part of the Virginia suburban county. A police tweet indicated that she had been sworn in only Friday.

The nature of the domestic disagreement that brought the officers to the site was not made clear.

However, Corey A. Stewart (R-At Large), who is chairman of the Board of County Supervisors, said a woman apparently was killed in connection with the incident.

May Ashley Guindon rest in peace and her family find solace.


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