Mark Bergin retired from the Alexandria, Virginia Police Department as a Lieutenant in 2014 after 28 years and, in the end, two heart attacks. He was twice named Police Officer of the year, for drug and robbery investigations. Prior to police service he was a newspaper reporter in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in Northern Virginia where he earned the Virginia Press Association Award for General News Reporting. A graduate of Boston University, he splits his time between Alexandria and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with his wife, grown daughter and son and a new dog.
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