As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Second Va. officer dies from police station shooting
Officer Down: Michael Garbarino - [Fairfax, Virginia]
Additional Info: Officer Michael Garbarino was a 23-year veteran of the Fairfax County Police Department and attained the rank of Master Police Officer. He is survived by his wife, two children and his parents.
Cause of Death: Garbarino died as a result of injuries from gunshoot wounds he sustained during a police station shooting.
Date of Incident: May 08, 2006
The Washington Post
FAIRFAX, Va. — The Fairfax police officer who was shot five times in the rampage at the Sully District Station nine days ago died early today of his wounds, a spokeswoman at Inova Fairfax Hospital said.
Master Police Officer Michael E. Garbarino, 53, was pronounced dead this morning at 2:45 a.m., hospital spokeswoman Karen Ferguson said.
Police Chief David M. Rohrer said the 23-year-veteran was surrounded by family, fellow officers and friends when he succumbed to his injuries.
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