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Suzanne Laboy Calls Her Husband's Survival a Miracle
On May 21, 2013, Officer Peter Laboy's wife, Suzanne Laboy, spoke to the media regarding her husband, the progress he has made and her hopes for the future. Calling his survival a miracle, she said she is constantly amazed by him and his progress. Officer Laboy still has nine to 12 months of rehabilitation ahead of him. However, Suzanne says her husband is eager to get back to work and back on his bike.
- Peter Laboy's Wife Calls His Survival a Miracle (WJLA - 5/21/2013)
- Shot Alexandria Officer Wants to Return to the Force, His Wife Says (NBC Washington - 5/21/2013)
Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy Continues to Make "Miraculous" Recovery
On April 23, 2013, Officer Peter Laboy returned home after spending nearly two months in the hospital recovering from a gun shot would to the head sustained on February 27. Family and friends are overjoyed to have Officer Laboy home. His homecoming represents a step forward in Officer Laboy's rehabilitation, which is expected to take up to a year.
On February 27, 2013, Officer Peter Laboy was shot while making a traffic stop in Alexandria. Officer Peter Laboy continues to amaze his doctors, friends and family with his progress. He has been moved from the ICU to a step down rehabilitation program. His recovery is expected to take up to a year. Doctors are unsure as to the extent Officer Laboy will recover from his injuries.
As Officer Laboy recovers, his family, friends and coworkers, as well as, residents and business owners continue their efforts to help with fundraisers and a blood donation drive. On March 10, a fundraiser was hosted by Virtue Feed and Grain in Old Town and the Alexandria Police Association. The event included a live and silent auction. Amazingly, over 3,000 people came to show their support. Initial estimates indicate the event raised over $75,000 for the Laboy family. On March 21, the Police Department and Inova Blood Services hosted a Blood Drive in Support of Officer Laboy in the Community Room located at Police Headquarters. Additionally, the Alexandria Regional Tea Society (A.R.T.S.) and Murphy's Irish Pub hosted a fundraiser for Peter Laboy on Sunday, March 24. The event was held at Murphy's Irish Pub and included a raffle and silent auction.
The Alexandria and law enforcement communities have gone above and beyond to show their support for Officer Laboy. From monetary donations and households items to cupcakes for Officer Laboy's children, the overwhelming generosity and care shown has been awe-inspiring. The Laboy family and the Alexandria Police Department would like to thank the amazing employees, residents and business owners of Alexandria. Without them, none of this would have been possible.
Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy Seriously Injured in Shooting
On February 27, Officer Peter Laboy was seriously injured during a routine traffic stop that resulted in a shooting. At 11:44 a.m., an officer with the Alexandria Police Department issued a look out for a yellow cab regarding a minor offense. Almost immediately, a Motor Unit officer spotted the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. Shortly after, the Department of Emergency Communications began receiving 911 calls for an officer down. The officer was flown to Medstar with life-threatening injuries.
A patrol officer spotted the vehicle heading Southbound on Washington Street and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle sped off. A pursuit ensued into Fairfax County where the Fairfax County Police Department took over. The suspect vehicle ultimately crashed. Fairfax County Police are handling that accident scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the officer was shot and is listed in critical condition. Officer Laboy is a 45-year-old, 17-year veteran of the police department. He has spent the past six years as a motorcycle officer in our Motor Unit.
The suspect is Kashif Bashir, a Pakistan male, 27 years-old, of Woodbridge, Virginia. He is in custody and has been charged with Malicious Wounding of a Law Enforcement Officer and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony. He is being held without bond.
Donations are being accepted by the Alexandria Police Association on behalf of the Laboy family. Anyone wishing to help the Laboy family can drop off a donation at the Alexandria Police Department, 3600 Wheeler Avenue or send a donation to:
Alexandria Police Association
c/o Peter Laboy
P.O. Box 1228
Alexandria, VA 22313
APRIL 21: "Laboystrong Mile" at the 2013 GW Parkway Classic 5K & 10 Miler
The Alexandria Police Association has teamed up with Pacers to dedicate the last mile of this year's George Washington Parkway Classic in honor of Motor Officer Peter Laboy. This last mile has been designated as the "LABOYSTRONG MILE". In addition to a cash donation to the Laboy Recovery Fund, Pacers will be selling Laboystrong customized race bibs to raise money for Peter's recovery. The last mile of the race will have banners and other signs to motivate runners to fight on like Peter, LABOYSTRONG! For more information go to http://runpacers.com/race/george-washington-parkway-classic-10-mile-5k/
APRIL 21: TopGolf Fundraiser
TopGolf will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to Peter and his family from this special golf tournament. Entry will be $25, which includes food and 2 drink tickets. There will also be a silent auction during the event. Reserve your spot today. For more information visit: http://www.dccopsclassic.com/Fundraisers.html.
Police Department Family
The Alexandria Police Department appreciates the support of our City, friends and extended family of Police Department colleagues locally, regionally, and nationally.
Police Department Press Releases
- UPDATE: Alexandria Police Identify Officer and Suspect in Shooting
- Alexandria Police Officer Seriously Injured
Other News Coverage
- Peter Laboy, Alexandria Officer, Shot During Traffic Stop (WJLA - 2/28/2013)
- Peter Laboy, Alexandria Police Officer Survives Catastrophic Gunshot To the Head (WUSA - 2/28/13)
- Alexandria Police Officer Shot During Traffic Stop (NBCWashington - 2/28/2013)
- Alexandria Police Officer Shot (WTTG - 2/28/2013)
- Alexandria Police Officer Shot and Wounded (Washington Post - 2/28/2013)
- UPDATED: Suspect in Cop Shooting Held Without Bail (Alexandria Times - 2/28/2013)
- Cop Lucky to be Alive After Shot to the Head (WNEW - 2/28/2013)
- 'Remarkable' Alexandria Officer is Alive After Shot to the Head (WTOP - 2/28/2013)
- Alexandria Police Officer Shot and in Critical Condition (alexandrianews.org - 2/27/2013)
- Peter Laboy: Wounded officer 'outgoing, devoted to his job' (WJLA - 3/2/2013)
- Alexandria Officer Making Remarkable Progress (WJLA - 3/2/2013)
- Police Officer Survives 'Catastrophic Gunshot To the Head' (WUSA - 3/2/2013)
- Second brush with gunfire for wounded Alexandria Police Officer Laboy (WTTG -3/2/2013)
- Alexandria Police Officer Honored During Parade (WUSA - 3/2/2013)
- Officer Laboy's Wife Keeps Blog (WJLA - 3/3/2013)
- Alexandria Officer Continues to Make Progress After Shooting (NBC Washington - 3/7/2013)
- Fundraiser Sunday for Alexandria Officer Shot During Traffic Stop (NBC Washington - 3/11/2013)
- Biden Visits Alexandria Police to Wish Shot Officer Well (NBC Washington - 3/12/2013)
- Doctors: Shot Alexandria Police Officer Defying the Odds (NBC Washington - 3/14/2013)
- Alexandria gathering in Support of Officer Laboy (WTTG - 3/11/2013)
- Hundreds Line Up to Support Wounded Officer at Fundraiser (WJLA - 3/10/2013)
- Officer Laboy Recovering Well, Doctors and Family Say (WJLA - 3/14/2013)
- Vice President Shows Support for Officer Laboy (WJLA - 3/13/2013)
- Alexandria Officer's Survival a Miracle (WTOP - 3/15/2013)
- Laboy Progress Described as Miraculous (alexandrianews.org - 3/15/2013)