Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Police Sergeant Adventino Dasilva is serving as Acting Police Chief while the village searches for a replacement to longtime Police Chief Roy Gordon.
It was business as usual at Monday night’s Chevy Chase Village board of manager’s meeting. But it was the first held since the passing of longtime Police Chief Roy Gordon, who died Friday, Jan. 28 from complications related to leukemia. Acting Police Chief Adventino Dasilva addressed the board during the Monday meeting. Despite the loss of Police Chief Roy Gordon, Dasilva said the transition is going smoothly and officers are performing the job like they’re supposed to. The Gazette reports the village will wait before naming a new chief. They report the village will advertise the position and will seek applicants from within and outside the department, a process that will happen in the coming weeks. The board plans on discussing a public …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Roy Gordon was remembered for his passion of sports, service and conversation.
Hundreds of people paid tribute to the life of former Marine and Chevy Chase Village Police Chief Roy Gordon. He died Jan. 28 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. from leukemia. He was 66. Officers from various police units in the county, including officers from the Chevy Chase Village Police Department, saluted the arrival of his casket. Gordon had served the village for 15 years; 10 as police chief. During the service at All Saints Church, tears turned to smiles and even laughter when some of Gordon’s family and friends shared stories of his life. Retired officer Joe Hancock served with Gordon as part of the Montgomery County Police Department. Gordon had spent 23 years with the force. Hancock described Gordon as …
Friends, family, community and service members paid their respects to Gordon at All Saint's Church.
More than a hundred people turned out to honor the life of Roy Gordon, who died Jan. 28 from leukemia. The following are pictures of the ceremonies before and after the service held inside All Saints Church.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The funeral is scheduled for Friday at All Saints Episcopal Church.
The funeral for Chevy Chase Village Police Chief Roy Gordon, 66, will take place Friday at All Saints Episcopal Church at 10:30 a.m. Gordon passed away Friday, Jan. 28 from complications related to leukemia. Gordon was admitted to George Washington University Hospital for chemotherapy treatments earlier this month. Visitations prior to the funeral are being held at Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home located at 7557 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda Thursday from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Flowers can be sent to the funeral home. Donations can be made in Chief Gordon’s name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Gordon, a Chevy Chase resident himself, had been serving the village for 15 years with 10 years as chief. An earlier version of the story contained…
Friday, January 28, 2011
Roy Gordon had been serving the village for 15 years.
Chevy Chase Village Police Chief Roy Gordon died Friday evening from complications related to leukemia. Gordon was admitted to George Washington University Hospital for chemotherapy treatments earlier this month. Gordon has been serving the village for 15 years with 10 years as chief. In a press release, Chevy Chase Village Manager Shana Davis Cook wrote “Our prayers and thoughts go to Chief Gordon’s wife Diane and their family during this difficult time.” Funeral arrangements are pending.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Gordon is being treated for leukemia at George Washington University Hospital.
The Chevy Chase Village Police Chief is in the hospital for leukemia. Chief Roy Gordon has been admitted to George Washington University Hospital for chemotherapy treatments. Police Sergeant Adventino Dasilva will serve as Acting Police Chief. He visited the Gordon at the hospital Friday. “He was in good spirits. He looked good,” said Dasilva, and he expects him to have a full recovery and eventually return back to work. “He’s been a great mentor, and I’m definitely going to miss him not being around,” he said. Dasilva said Gordon went to an area hospital last Saturday originally thinking he had pneumonia and was later admitted to GWU Hospital. Gordon has been serving the village for 15 years with 10 years at chief, wrote village manager …