To Protect & Serve

Oct 21, 2007  |  Parade Magazine

Excerpt From Cover Story

Captain Harding, known as the "DNA Dude," convinced the Virginia Legislature to invest $9 million in the state's DNA database and initiated legislation to collect DNA from 11,000 felons. DNA is the greatest discovery since fingerprinting," he says. "It frees the innocent and convicts the guility."

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Chip Harding Receives Honor From Parade Magazine

J. E. "Chip" Harding

Albemarle Sheriff's Office
410 E. High Street
Charlottesville, Va 22902