Sergeant Mark A. Davis, a 35-year Loudoun law enforcement veteran, retired from the Leesburg Police Department on July 1.
Davis’ career joined the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in 1980, starting as a corrections officer. He later worked in the patrol and narcotics divisions and was a member of the Sheriff’s Office’s first group of motorcycle traffic units. He also was a founding member of the agency’s dive team.
He served as an instructor for seven years at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy and worked as a shift supervisor at the Adult Detention Center. Later in his career, he was promoted to lieutenant and worked in several different units to include the Adult Detention Center, Civil Process, and the Court Security Sections. He served as the Sheriff’s Office liaison when the current court complex was constructed.
He was hired by the Leesburg Police Department in 2004 and served in a variety of roles to include patrol officer, patrol sergeant, training officer, firearms instructor, and most recently as the traffic management unit supervisor.
Davis earned several awards over his career, including a Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Bronze Medal of Valor in 2015 for physically disarming a man threatening to harm himself and others.