HARRISONBURG - For the second time in less than six months, Harrisonburg Police Sgt. Cindy Cull-Wright has been recognized with an award by the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution . Cull-Wright was honored with the law enforcement official of the year award earlier this month by the group's Fort Harrison chapter. Last November, the local chapter also gave the Harrisonburg sergeant its law enforcement commendation award. Cull-Wright received the most recent honor during the SAR chapter's March 14 meeting at the Spotswood Country Club in Harrisonburg. She was recognized for her work in the department's Criminal Investigation Division. Cull-Wright, who supervises general and drug task force investigations, joined the department in 1998 after graduating from James Madison University with a degree in psychology. She minored in criminal justice. In 1999, she completed the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Academy and was promoted to sergeant in 2002, making her the first woman promoted to a supervisory position at HPD. The daughter of a retired Long Island, N.Y., police officer, Cull-Wright also has been recognized by the department with the honorable mention valor award, and twice with the meritorious action award.
(Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - Thursday, March 26, 2009)