PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 11th, 2016 —
Chief of Police Cynthia A. McAlister announces that Sergeant John Kelly will be retiring from the Purcellville Police Department on October 1, 2016, after a successful 38 year career as a sworn police officer.
Sergeant Kelly began his law enforcement career in 1977 while serving in the United States Army as a Military Policeman. He was honorably discharged and moved on to his local law enforcement career with the Purcellville Police Department in 1980. In 1983 he went to serve with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office until 1986. At that time he returned to the Purcellville Police Department and remained here until 1988. He then went to serve with the Middleburg Police Department for almost ten years, before returning to the Purcellville Police Department to serve his last eighteen years in local law enforcement. It is clear when reflecting back on Sergeant Kelly’s career, western Loudoun is where his heart is! He will remain in western Loudoun with his wife, Patty, who is a Loudoun Valley High School English teacher.
“I join my colleagues in the Purcellville Police Department, and as a member of the Purcellville community, in thanking Sgt. Kelly for his many years of service to Purcellville and western Loudoun County,” said Chief McAlister. “Sgt. Kelly has demonstrated a spirit of community service and dedication to public safety that is core to who we are as a Police department. I’m grateful to have worked with him over the past fourteen months.”
The Town of Purcellville will be celebrating his long tenured service to the western Loudoun community on September 8, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. The celebration will be held in Council Chambers at the Purcellville Town Hall located at 221 S. Nursery Ave. Purcellville Va.