Historical Marker Placed in Lorton for Slain Deputy Sheriff

May 19, 2014

On June 14, at 11:30 a.m., the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and the Fairfax County History Commission will officially unveil a historical marker commemorating Deputy Sheriff George A. Malcolm, the first Fairfax County law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty. The marker is located in the Lorton Station Marketplace, 9409 Lorton Market Street, in Lorton, VA.

Malcolm was shot on April 6, 1905, while attempting to arrest a man who had been harassing students at the Lorton Valley School. Deputy Malcolm also was a teacher at the school and served as deputy treasurer of the Mount Vernon and Lee Districts. He is interred at Pohick Church Cemetery.

Representatives from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, School Board and Police Department will be attending. The event is open to the public.

In memory of Deputy Malcolm, guests are invited to bring new school backpacks, which will be donated to Our Daily Bread and Facets, two non-profit organizations that help address the unmet fundamental needs of low income residents and work to prevent homelessness.

For more information, please email the Public Information Office or call 703-246-3251.

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