Alexandria Police Department Honors Good Samaritan With Chief of Police Award

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Alexandria Police Department Honors Good Samaritan With Chief of Police Award

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2021
 
The Alexandria Police Department honored Mr. Christopher Palacios with the Chief of Police Award on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, for his assistance in a deadly pedestrian crash from last year.

Mr. Palacios was instrumental in identifying the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian at the intersection of Duke Street and North Pickett Street on January 26, 2020.  Mr. Palacios witnessed the crash, then followed the vehicle as it left the scene.  After several blocks, Mr. Palacios and his wife got the driver’s attention and convinced him to return to the scene of the crash.

“We are grateful to Mr. Palacios and his family,” said Chief Michael Brown.  “It’s difficult to identify a driver involved in hit-and-run crashes.  Besides being in the right place at the right time, they acted selflessly to bring some closure to a family that lost a loved one.  And Mr. Palacios’ daughter, Sasha, attempted CPR on the victim.”

  Chief Brown Palacios Chief of Police Award   APD Group shot Palacios Chief of Police Award

For media inquiries only, contact Amanda Paga, Senior Public Information Officer, at amanda.paga@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.6600.

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