Grand Marshal Sr. Police Officer T. J. Rodriquez
Manassas City Police Department
Senior Police Officer T. J. Rodriquez enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 27, 1991, attended basic recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot in San Diego, CA, and Marine Combat Training and the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, CA. He was assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, CA. In April 1992, Lance Corporal Rodriquez was deployed to Okinawa, Japan operating with the III Marine Expeditionary Force, participating in operations in support of the United States Embassy in Manila and the closure of the naval base.
He attended the Marine Corps Squad Leaders Course and Amphibious Reconnaissance School at the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group at Coronado, CA. He was assigned training duties with the Combat Water Survival Instructor Unit. Deployed to Okinawa in May 1994, he competed in the highly challenging and competitive Marine Corps Super Squad Competition as a Team Leader where his squad finished in 2nd place. Rodriquez finished this deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Officer Rodriquez was deployed to Fort Huachuca, AZ to participate in the Joint Task Force – Six Operation as part of the nation’s counterdrug campaign. Meritoriously promoted to Corporal in November 1994, he received orders to Quantico, VA. and was assigned to Security Battalion as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Marine Corps Absentee and Deserter Apprehension Program. This assignment was his first experience with law enforcement. Promoted to Sergeant in April 1995, he attended the Jail Officer course at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy. In September 1997, he completed the Basic Police Academy at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, was Honorably Discharged from in August 1998, and joined the Manassas City Police Department as a full-time police officer.
Rodriquez’s military awards include: the French Fourragère Cord, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, (2nd Award), Overseas Deployment Ribbon, (2nd Award), Meritorious Masts, (3rd Award) and several Certificates of Commendations.
In his 18-year career with the Manassas City Police Department, Rodriquez has served as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer and a Patrol and Investigative Supervisor. He is a 14-year veteran of the Manassas City Emergency Services Unit, Team Leader of the Department’s Honor Guard Unit and serves a member of the Field Training Officer Unit, Crisis Intervention Team and Bicycle Unit. Officer He certified as a General Instructor, Breath Alcohol Instructor/Operator and an Evidence Technician.
During his law enforcement career, Rodriquez has received numerous Department and citizen commendations. He was honored as the 2011 Officer of the Year, was awarded the Department’s Honorable Service Medal, and was recognized by the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce where he received the Silver Valor Award.
Officer Rodriquez is a long time, (19 years) Manassas City resident and celebrated 20 years in June with his wife, Mandy. Their daughter Amy, entered her freshmen year at Osbourn High School.
Grand Marshal Senior Police Officer T. J. Rodriquez
Manassas City Police Department