Slain officer Ashley Guindon was a military vet, hailed from police family

Editor’s Note: Updated information from the family corrects Officer Ashley Guindon’s age to 28.

WASHINGTON — Ashley Guindon had been on the beat with the Prince William County Police department for all of one day before she was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call in Woodbridge Saturday night.

Guindon, 28, hailed from a family of police officers, and was a Marine Corps veteran. According to The Washington Post, she had been assigned to a unit at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling that helped deliver the remains of fallen Marines, and had achieved the rank of corporal.  She graduated  with a degree in aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and an internet search also shows a Master’s degree in forensic science from George Washington University.

According to the department, Guindon was sworn in as a county officer only the day before her death.

This is not the first tragedy to strike her family, according to her grandmother Dorothy Guindon, who spoke to press on Sunday, Guindon was the daughter of Air National Guard Sgt. David Guindon, who committed suicide a day after returning  from Iraq, on Aug. 18, 2004.


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