Rookie police officer killed on first day, two others shot in Virginia

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Virginia Police Officer Shot Dead During First Day on the Job

Feb 27 (Reuters) - Three Virginia police officers were shot, one of them fatally on her first day on the job, when they responded to a domestic incident on Saturday, authorities said.

The police officers, from Prince William County in Virginia, were shot at a home they were called to in Lake Ridge, about 15 miles (10 km) southwest of Washington, D.C., the county police department said on its Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Officer Ashley Guindon later died of her injuries, the department said. The department had said in a Twitter post on Friday that Guindon would be working her first shifts this weekend after having been sworn in, adding "Be safe!"

A suspect was in custody but was not identified.

The department gave no details on the nature of the incident or the condition of the two other injured officers.

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Rookie police officer killed on first day, two others shot in Virginia
This undated photo provided by the Prince William County Police shows Officer Ashley Guindon. Ronald Williams Hamilton is being held without bond in the Prince William County Adult Detention Center on charges that include murder of a law enforcement officer, Guindon. (Prince William County Police via AP)
A photo provided by the Prince William County Police Department shows, from the left, Officer Steven Kendall, and Officer Ashley Guindon with Lt. Col. Barry Bernard, deputy chief of the Prince William County, Va., Police Department. Officer Ashley Guindon was shot and killed Saturday, Feb. 28, 2016, and two of her colleagues were wounded in a confrontation stemming from a call about an argument. Guindon and Kendall were sworn in on Friday, and Guindon was working her first shift with the Prince William County Police Department when she was killed. (Prince William County Police Department via AP)
Prince William County Police Chief Stephan Hudson, left, speaks during a news conference next to a picture of Ashley Guindon at Western District Station, in Manassas, Va., Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, about a fatal shooting Saturday evening. Ronald Williams Hamilton is being held without bond in the Prince William County Adult Detention Center on charges that include murder of a law enforcement officer, Guindon. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Prince William County Police Sgt. Jonathan L. Perok displays a picture of Officer Ashley Guindon before a news conference at Western District Station, in Manassas, Va., Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. Ronald Williams Hamilton is being held without bond in the Prince William County Adult Detention Center on charges that include murder of a law enforcement officer. He is accused of shooting and killing Guindon after she and other officers answered a domestic violence call at the Hamilton home Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
More than 100 patrol cars line the roads outside Inova Fairfax Hospital early Sunday morning, Feb. 29, 2016, to stand vigil and provide escort to the medical examiner for the body of slain Prince William County police officer Ashley Guindon, who was shot and killed Saturday responding to a domestic violence call. Two other officers were also shot and taken to the hospital. Guindon had been sworn in as an officer on Friday. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
Police remain on the scene late Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, on Lashmere Court in Dale City, Va., where three Prince William County police officers were shot responding to a domestic violence call. Police said Officer Ashley Guindon died in the shooting. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)
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My heart breaks. This is every rookie's worst nightmare. This is that thing you assure your mom won't happen when you hear her anxiety as you get off the phone and head into work on your first night of field training. This was her first night in the field. Her potential was stolen. Rest in Peace. From the Heroes Memorial Foundation: Officer Ashley Guindon did not survive her injuries after being confronted by a gunman on a domestic abuse call. The incident was in the 13000 block of Lashmere Court in Woodbridge. She was on her first shift with her FTO. Two other officers were injured in the onslaught, they were flown by helicopter to Inova Fairfax Hospital with Guindon. http://www.goheroes.us/law-enforcem…/-officer-ashley-guindon #thinblueline #officerdown #endofwatch #ashleyguindon #princewilliamcounty #weseeyou #everydayhero #rip #stopdomesticviolence #tragicloss #policewoman #mourning #nevergetseasier #sisterhood #below100
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