A police officer has died on duty in the City of Fairfax in Virginia, following a medical emergency.
Fairfax City police announced that Sgt. George Moskowitz died on Tuesday. He was an eight-year veteran of the department.
Local law enforcement units expressed their condolences to Moskowitz’s family and friends and thanked him for his service.
Passey said that she was saddened to hear about Moskowitz’s death, calling him a “dedicated member of our community” who will be missed.
Before joining the city’s police force, he had a career with Fairfax County police. He also served as a school resource officer at schools in Fairfax County, including Fairfax High School and Lanier Middle School.
City of Fairfax police chief Erin Schaible told Fox 5 that the department was stunned by Moskowitz’s death, calling it “heartbreaking” and “devastating.”
“We’re going to miss this guy a lot, and it’s a big loss for the city, the City of Fairfax,” colleague Sgt. Brock Rutter told Fox 5.
Tragically, on Tuesday evening, @FairfaxCityPD Sergeant George Moskowitz suffered a medical emergency and died while on duty. #FCFRD units gathered at bridges over I-66 to honor him as his body was escorted from the hospital. We mourn w/all our PD partners. #RIP #Respect #Honor pic.twitter.com/scXrHPttW2
— Fairfax Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) January 2, 2020