In the early morning hours of February 28, the Fairfax County Police Department was involved in a pursuit, which led to the death of the suspect driver and seriously injured Officer Long “Junior” V. Dinh from the Mason District station. The crash was a head on collision at an excessively high rate of speed. As seen in this Washington Post article, Officer Dinh’s cruiser was crushed in the front end trapping him in the drivers’ compartment. The impact of the collision created several serious injuries. The expected recovery is going to be difficult and long term. Officer Dinh is supported by encouragement through his family and friends as he battles his injuries and a difficult recovery.
Fairfax Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 77 is spearheading an effort to assist with after care. This is the only account established with the blessing of Officer Dinh’s family and ONLY dedicated to this officer. We will not be soliciting over the phone or flyer. The funds collected through this account will help to offset the mounting costs associated with the long-term rehabilitation that he and his family will have to go through.
NBC4 clip about Officer Dinh and the Fairfax Lodge 77 fundraising effort
NBC4 EXCLUSIVE: FOP Raising Money for Critically Injured Officer
- Use the PayPal “Donate” button at the top of any page on our website. Your funds will be going straight to the account we have created and you will receive a receipt of payment via email.
- Stop by any district station and drop your donation off there. Make checks out to out to FOP Fairfax Lodge 77 (memo – Officer Dinh donation). We will be collecting these donations and will follow up with a letter from our Lodge informing you of receipt.
- Mail checks, made out to FOP Fairfax Lodge 77 (memo – Officer Dinh donation), to FOP Fairfax Lodge 77 – 1921 Gallows Rd, Suite 750 – Vienna, Va 22182
- Share this on Facebook and encourage others to do so as well…
This is a dedicated officer and a dedicated community servant and family member. He is worthy of any assistance that can we can afford him. We are hoping to reach a goal that would alleviate the worry associated with the loss of work and bills to renovate his living area to meet his daily life needs. We want him to focus on his recovery and get back to the profession that he loves. With your kind donation we can help him reach that goal.
On behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 77, Officer Dinh and his family, we thank you for anything you can give to this effort.
Mike Scanlon – President, Lodge 77