Around 40 residents attended Tuesday night’s Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting at the Mason District Governmental Center in Annandale to say farewell to Capt. Gun Lee.
Lee, who has served as the commander of the Mason District Station since 2011, is heading to the Major Crimes division of the Fairfax County Investigations Bureau within the Fairfax County Police Department. Lt. Carol Wilhite, who is currently the assistant commander of the Fair Oaks District Station, will replace Lee effective Friday, March 9.
“I just can’t thank you all enough for the last three years. I couldn’t have done it without you,” said Lee. “This new job will be interesting, but I’ll miss my troops here at Mason.”
Lee served as the assistant commander of Mason District Station from January 2010 until February 2011. He was promoted to commander in March 2011 when Maj. Ted Arnn was promoted that same month.
During the meeting, Lee called the CAC a “critical” part of his job and spoke about the success of Mason District Station’s first self-defense class for women in February.
“[It was a] truly fantastic moment to watch the ladies and see the hope in their eyes that things will get better and know they are getting the tools they need to survive,” said Lee, who added that he hopes the station is able to offer additional classes in Mason District in the future even though he will no longer be there to lead the campaign for them.
In addition to thanking the residents, Lee also thanked Lt. Archie Pollard, assistant commander of Mason District Station, for the work he does at the station.
At the end of the meeting, Lee was presented with a “thank you” card, which was signed by members of the CAC.
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