U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (D-7th District) Wednesday honored the life of fallen Henrico County Police Captain Donald L. Lambert Jr., who was killed in a hit-and-run incident Feb. 27.
On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Spanberger cited personal experiences working with Lambert in his role as head of the Henrico Police Special Operations Group.
Her full remarks are below:
I stand here to honor the life of Captain Donald Lambert Junior.
Last weekend, the Henrico County Police Department lost one of its own.
Captain Lambert served in the Henrico Police Department for nearly 34 years — and his fellow officers remember him as a true friend, mentor, and leader.
I had the privilege of getting to know Captain Lambert through his work as head of the Henrico Special Operations Group. Captain Lambert’s security expertise helped keep me — as well as my predecessors Congressmen Brat and Cantor and our staffs — out of harm’s way, and I am forever grateful for his dedication to his work.
Captain Lambert was a pillar of our Central Virginia community. He was a dedicated member of the Henrico Police Department — but he will also be remembered as a gifted musician, a beloved Sunday School teacher, and a man who demonstrated a true compassion for others.
Captain Lambert’s decades of selfless service to the community of Henrico and the Commonwealth of Virginia will never be forgotten.
Our hearts are with his family, friends, and fellow men and women of the Henrico County Police Department as they honor his life.