World Police & Fire Games Tragic Accident

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b2ap3_thumbnail_carlos-silva.jpgWe are deeply saddened that an athlete participating in the World Police & Fire Games passed away today at the cycling event in Prince William County. Two other athletes are severely injured. Please join us as we keep these athletes, their families and friends in our thoughts and prayers during this tragic and challenging time.

Joint Statement from Chairman Sharon Bulova; Police Chief Ed Roessler; Fire Chief Richard Bowers; Sheriff Stacey Kincaid; Dave Rohrer, Deputy County Executive for Public Safety; Bill Knight, President & CEO, Fairfax 2015 Inc; Michael Graham, President, World Police & Fire Games Federation; and Robert Vogel, Regional Director, National Park Service, National Capital Region

 For Immediate Release: July 2, 2015

Media Contacts:

Tony Castrilli

Director of Public Affairs

Fairfax County Government



Lindsey Doane

Communications Director

Office of Chairman Sharon Bulova



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  • copmike
    copmike Friday, 03 July 2015

    Our thoughts and prayer go to the family, friends & colleagues!
    We hope that you'll find support in this though moment from all the fantastic people involved in the Games.

    Swedish Team at Fairfax Best Western

  • Miguel Perez
    Miguel Perez Friday, 03 July 2015

    Our thoughts & prayers with the Silva family & friends.

  • Paul
    Paul Friday, 03 July 2015

    Such a shock - so sad to hear of this awful news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

    On behalf of the Hertfordshire Bowling Team - United Kingdom

  • Michel Carra
    Michel Carra Saturday, 04 July 2015

    This may be of little releif but I want to say to the freinds and family of M. Silva that I was at the scene when the accident happened and that all the people that were there did all that was possible. the EMTs, the police officers, the firemen, everyone. I am so sorry that it had to happen to this formidable athlete, father and fellow officer. My prayers goes to you.

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