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  • "Sally, my childhood friend. You were a real force of..."
    - Patrick Allen
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    - Mike R
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    - Prudence Sanders
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SALLY McGOWAN (Age 45)  

Of Manassas, VA died peacefully Monday, June 16, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Sally was born March 31, 1969 in Liverpool England to Ronald and Sheila Kirkness. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 18 and was a devoted police officer for Fairfax County.
In addition to her parents, Sally is survived by her loving daughter, Catherine McGowan, a sister, Jane Bennett, one niece Libby Bennett and one nephew, Sam Bennett along with a host of friends and colleagues.
Memorial services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at The Word of Life Assembly of God, 5225 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151. Immediately following the memorial service, there will be a gathering of family and close friends at the Fairfax County Police Association, 5625 Rever Comb Ct., Fairfax, VA 22030
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sally's name to C.O.P.S (Concerns of Police Survivors), PO Box 3199, Camdenton, MO 65020 or online at

Published in The Washington Post on June 18, 2014
Sally McGowan
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Demaine Funeral Home
5308 Backlick Road | Springfield, VA 22151 | (703) 941-9428
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