Fairfax City Police mourn sergeant who died after suffering medical emergency while on duty

Sergeant George Moskowitz (Fairfax City Police)

The Fairfax City Police Department is mourning the loss of a veteran sergeant who died on New Year's Eve after suffering a medical emergency while on duty.

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Officials say Sergeant George Moskowitz was an eight year veteran of the Fairfax City Police Department. He also had a career with the Fairfax County Police Department.

City of Fairfax Police Chief Erin Schaible said the department was stunned by the Moskowitz's passing.

"It's heartbreaking. It's devastating," she said.

Moskowitz's fellow officers described him as the consummate cop.

"George was just a cop's cop," Sgt. Brock Rutter said.

Moskowitz leaves behind a wife, four children, and a community he was a part of for decades.

"We’re gonna miss the guy a lot and it’s a big loss for the city, the city of Fairfax," Rutter said.

Black bunting was draped on his patrol car at the department's headquarters in Fairfax on Wednesday in his honor.