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Embry-Riddle grad killed during first day as police officer

University saddened by death of student

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – An Embry-Riddle University graduate was killed in Virginia on Saturday, the day after being sworn in as a police officer.

Prince William County police Officer Ashley Guindon was shot dead in Lake Ridge, a day after she was sworn in as an officer.

Two other officers were injured in the shooting, authorities said. One was in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds and another officer was stable, according to Corey Stewart, chairman of the board of county supervisors.

A day before the shooting, the department tweeted a photo of Guindon after she was sworn in.

Guindon had been an officer before but took some time off, Stewart said.

Authorities did not release additional details on the domestic case, but when police arrived at the scene, they found a woman killed in connection with it, Stewart said.

Before Saturday, the department has had three officers killed in the line of duty since 1970, it said on its website.

Prince William County is about 25 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Guindon graduated from Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach in 2010. The university released the following statement Sunday:

"The entire Embry-Riddle community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Daytona Beach campus graduate Ashley Guindon who was killed Saturday, Feb. 27, in the line of duty as a police officer in Woodbridge, Va. Guindon graduated from Embry-Riddle in 2010, with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics with minors in Psychology, Homeland Security and Aviation Safety. She also was in the U.S. Marines Corps Reserve while she was a student at Embry-Riddle. Our hearts are with her family and friends."