Funeral Scheduled Tomorrow For Ashley Guindon
Ashley Guindon, a Prince William County law enforcement officer, was killed last Saturday evening on her first day on the street when she responded to a call about a possible domestic matter. Ashley was 28 years old.
Ashley is a native of Springfield, MA. Her family moved to New Hampshire, and she moved to Prince William County, Virginia where she became a police officer on February 27, 2016. West Springfield’s mayor is asking local residents to line the streets on Monday to show their respect to Ashley, whose funeral will be held Monday morning at Sacred Heart Church with burial to follow at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Cemetery.
According to investigators, Ashley and two other police officers were shot by Ronald Hamilton, (age 32) within moments after Hamilton shot and killed his 29-year old wife Crystal. Crystal called 911 before she was killed. The three officers did not stand a chance, as they were shot by Hamilton the moment they arrived. Officers Jesse Hempen, 31, and David McKeown, 33, are expected to recover from the injuries they sustained.
Ronald Hamilton is an active duty Army staff sergeant, who was assigned to the Joint Staff Support Center at the Pentagon. Hamilton’s 11-year old son managed to escape from the house before the shooting of the officers. Hamilton was armed with a rifle and a handgun. He was taken alive, arrested at the scene and has been charged.
Ashley was remembered as a “bright” and “loving” woman with a keen sense of fashion. She was a former reservist with the Marine Corps, having served as a field radio operator. She was also a pilot who earned a degree in aeronautical sciences from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2011. Ashley worked as an intern with the Prince William County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit and graduated from the academy in 2015, officials say.