In 2004 the  VFSAAA started the
"VFSAAA Crime Scene Officer of the Year".
At the Nov 2006 Board meeting the Board of Directors changed the name of the award to honor Dr. Paul. The "Dr. Paul Ferrara VFSAAA Crime Scene Officer of the Year Award" will be given out at our Annual Membership Meeting during our annual Re-Training Conference.
 

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that Dr. Paul Ferrara
peacefully passed away Monday May 30th 2011.  

VFSAAA Annual Award Flyer 2017

VFSAAA Annual Award Requirements 2017

2016

 The following members were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting;

Christopher J. McClure/SSA, Virginia State Police

Jon D. Cromer/SSA, Virginia State Police

Aaron Criner/Detective, Galax Police Department

Burton Russell Edwards/SA, Virginia State Police

Sandra Cleary/Senior Forensic Technician, Newport News Police 

Nomination Letters:

Christopher J. McClure/SSA, Virginia State Police

Jon D. Cromer/SSA, Virginia State Police

Aaron Criner Detective, Galax Police Department and Burton Russell Edwards, SA, Virginia State Police

Sandra Cleary/Senior Forensic Technician, Newport News Police

2015

The following members were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2015 Annual Membership Meeting;

DET Jeremy W. Carper, City of Charlottesville Police Department

INV Brian Dudley, Campbell County Sheriff's Office

INV Dewayne Wade, Campbell County Sheriff's Office

Robert Zinn, Prince William County Police Department, Retired

Nomination Letters are available below.

DET Jeremy Carper

INV Brian Dudley and INV Dewayne Wade

Robert (Bob) Zinn

2014

 The following member(s) were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2014 Annual Membership Meeting;

Robert F. Barnes/SA, Virginia State Police   

2014 Dr. Paul Ferrara Crime Scene Officer of the Year Award Nomination Letter

2013

 The following members were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2013 Annual Membership Meeting;;

Angie Witt------Virginia State Police Division 1

John Defilippi---Virginia State Police Division 2

Ken Werner-----Prince William County Police

Carlton Nurney-Isle of Wight County Sheriff's Office

2012 

 The following members were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2012 Annual Membership Meeting;

 Michael F. Flaherty/Detective, Charlottesville Police Department 

DET Michael F. Flaherty Nomination Letter

2010

 The following member(s) were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2010 Annual Membership Meeting;

The 2010 Dr Paul Ferrara Award was given posthumously David W. Kackley.  David was a graduate of the 34th Session of the Virginia Forensic Academy.  David was killed in a motorcycle accident involving a deer on Sunday, May 30th at 2015 hours in Clarke County while returning from the "Rolling Thunder" motorcycle "ride-in" to Washington, DC for Memorial Day recognition. 

David served with the following Virginia Law Enforcement agencies:

Stafford County Sheriff's Office ,Fauquier County Sheriff's Office

Town of Leesburg Police Department, Page County Sheriff's Office,

Frederick County Sheriff's

2009 

The following members were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2009 Annual Membership Meeting;

Larry "Robbie" Roberts, Master Forensic Specialist  City of Hampton Police Department.

David L. "Dave" Flynn, Detective Roanoke County Poliec Department

Jeffery D. "Dale" Clarke, Detective Roanoke County Police Department

 2008
 The following member(s) were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2008 Annual Membership Meeting;
Joan R. Jones, Suffolk Police Department 

 2007

 The following members were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2007 Annual Membership Meeting;

Lt. George C. Jackson, Virginia Tech Police Department

 George K. Harth/SA, Virginia State Police  

Additionally numerous other members of the VFSAAA

were honored for assisting at Virginia Tech.

See the below attached document for the complete list of  those involved. 

CLICK HERE: VFSAAA members who were acknowledge for their work at the Virginia Tech Shootings.

 2006
 The following member(s) were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2006 Annual Membership Meeting;
Matt Anderson/Detective, Fairfax County Police

 2005
 The following members were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2005 Annual Membership Meeting;
Chip Shuler, Smyth County SO
Johnny Joannou, Smyth County SO
Shown below with Sheriff David Bradley

2004 
 The following members were recognized with the Dr. Paul Ferrara Award at the 2004 Annual Membership Meeting;
Ralph Daigneau, Prince William County Police
Terry McCurdy, Portsmouth City Police



Questions can be directed to;

Greg Locke                     SGT-at -Arms     Chairperson

Stephen Deveaux           Northern Director

John Reiger                    Western Director

Karyn Lawrence            Eastern Director

Trey Lucy                       Central Director