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At mounted patrol, a happy birthday party for Virginia Beach’s Lady Justice

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — The Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol invited the public to the barn in Pungo on Saturday, June 29, to celebrate the first birthday of Lady Justice, born last summer to a new police horse named Dutchess. Lady… Continue Reading

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Lady Justice, a summer surprise, joins the Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — A horse named Dutchess in October joined the Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol, an arrival made possible through a donation by longtime supporter Jim Custer. Dutchess, a brown Clydesdale who started off her city service on the… Continue Reading

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Virginia Beach First Precinct officer of the quarter recognized for competence, compassion

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE — Police Officer John Jordan III, who works the evening shift in the First Precinct, was recognized last month as officer of the quarter by the citizens advisory committee for the precinct. Police Capt. David Squires,… Continue Reading