Funeral Held for Drowned Fairfax Police Officer

Officer died during training exercise

WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- Friends, family and colleagues said goodbye Thursday to a Fairfax County Police department lieutenant who drowned in a training exercise in Pohick Bay last week.

Frank Stecco's funeral was held Thursday morning.

Stecco was role playing in the exercise involving the dive team and a helicopter when he drowned. His body was discovered several days later.

He was a 19-year veteran of the police force.

Services were held at the Cecil D. Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge.

A memorial fund in honor of Stecco has been established. Make a donation at any Fairfax County Credit Union branch or mail donations to the Fairfax County Federal Credit Union, Frank J. Stecco Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1300, Fairfax, VA 22038-1300.

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