Spanberger Honors the Life of Henrico County Police Department Captain Donald Lambert on Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives

Mar 03, 2021
Local Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today honored the life of fallen Henrico County Police Department officer Captain Donald L. Lambert Jr.

On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Spanberger recognized the leadership and service of Captain Lambert, a 33-year veteran of the Henrico Police Department who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Additionally, she shared her personal experiences working with Captain Lambert in his role as head of the Police Department’s Special Operations Group.

Click here to watch her speech, and the full transcript of her remarks is 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.


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