IN RECOGNITION OF SHERIFF STEVE F. DEMPSEY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 137
(Extensions of Remarks - August 20, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                         HON. ROBERT J. WITTMAN

                              of virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  Mr. WITTMAN. Madam Speaker, I rise today in recognition of Sheriff 
Steve Dempsey from King George. Steve's service to his community goes 
without question, and I believe he is worthy of recognition.
  Sheriff Dempsey's extensive training included both the Metropolitan 
Police Academy in Washington, D.C. where he was K-9 certified and the 
FBI Academy where he was able to learn countless hours of information 
on how to handle increasingly difficult situations ranging from 
terrorism to financial crime.
  Sheriff Dempsey, along with his wife Charlene and their family, comes 
from a long line of public servants--as is evident in Sheriff Dempsey's 
commitment to his community. Steve was in the Virginia National Guard 
and served until 1978. He has been with the King George County Police 
Department for 39 years, serving as both an officer and a mentor. He 
was the first K-9 officer in the county and served as a patrol deputy 
for 7 years. And, on top of all this, he has taught for almost 20 years 
at the regional academy; passing on vital experience and lessons to 
members of law enforcement who benefit from his teachings.
  Not stopping there, he served as the Special Olympics Chair for the 
Commonwealth from 2017 to 2018 and is currently serving as President of 
the Virginia Sheriff's Association. I am filled with pride to know all 
the good that this man has done for his community and our district.
  Madam Speaker, I ask you to join me in recognizing the 
accomplishments, hard work, and dedication of Sheriff Dempsey. Words 
alone cannot express our pride, and I am proud to represent him. May 
God bless him and his family.