The Nationals honor Washington, D.C. Chief of Police Cathy Lanier

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Today, the Nationals celebrated a cornerstone of our community, D.C. Chief of Police Cathy Lanier.

Before the team played the Atlanta Braves, the Nationals recognized Lanier’s impact on the city of Washington, D.C. with a farewell celebration during pregame ceremonies. Several members of the Metropolitan Police Department took part in pregame ceremonies, and nearly one hundred police officers took the field to celebrate Lanier’s more than nine years of service as chief of police in Washington.

In a special moment, Chief Lanier handed the ball to Jaydan Stancil to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Jaydan was critically injured as a nine-year-old when he was shot in the head in October 2014. A responding MPD officer drove him to the hospital in his police car, where doctors told his mother he could die within an hour. Jaydan has since made a miraculous recovery, and with Chief Cathy Lanier’s diligence, the alleged shooter has been indicted.

We sincerely thank Chief Lanier for being a valued partner and wish her the best of luck in her next adventure!

Please enjoy photos from today’s event below.

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