Supervisor James Walkinshaw (D-Braddock) said he appreciated Roessler’s commitment on domestic-violence issues and his willingness to make tough moral decisions.
“I think your tenure probably would have been much easier if you had skirted some of those or had done what at the time would have been the more popular or easier decision,” he said. “Because you took a different path and were willing to take the slings and arrows, including several . . . times impugning your motives, I think this community is a better place and the Fairfax County Police Department is a better department.”