A Salute To Our Service, Fire & Police Personnel - August 2016  

GEORGE RUSSELL FERRELL - Retired
Federal Protective Service
Department of Homeland Security



George Russell “Russ” Ferrell, the son of George Edward and Mary C. Ferrell, was born and raised in Charlotte County, VA.  He graduated from Randolph Henry High School, and in July 1980 he entered the U. S. Army.  He took his Basic Training at Fort McClellan, AL. and entered into the Military Police.


In December of that year he was assigned to Detachment E 42nd MP Customs as a Military Customs Inspector.  In 1983 he was transferred to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico until 1985.  After a short time in civilian life he rejoined the Army, still in Puerto Rico and for the next few years worked as a Patrolman, Desk Sgt., Military Police Investigator and Court Security Officer.


In 1991 he joined the Federal Protective Service as a Federal Police Officer.  During his time with Federal Protective Service, he worked as a Patrolman, Physical Security Specialist and Law Enforcement Security Officer. Russ retired in August of 2015 with 32 years of Federal Service.

He is bilingual English and Spanish and has made his home in Puerto Rico for over 33 years.