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Virginia Sheriffs’ Association
The Voice of Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

On the evening of May 2, 2022, New Kent County Deputy Sheriff Peter Mendoza and his family lost their home in New Kent, to fire. Deputy Mendoza was not home at the time, and fortunately his wife, Ashley, and their four young children were able to escape the home without injury. The family has been forced to relocate and have lost the majority of their belongings. It appears that the fire started in an electrical appliance in the basement of the home.

Deputy Mendoza is a veteran member of the New Kent Sheriff’s Office. Pete serves in the Operations Section as a Patrol Deputy. He previously served with the Newport News Police Department.

The New Kent sheriff’s office is to seeking to assist the family with their basic needs as they navigate the process of recovering from this traumatic event. NKSO is gratefully accepting donations which will be used to purchase gift cards or the donation of gift cards to businesses such as Food Lion, Target, Walmart, etc.

The gift cards will allow the Mendoza family to purchase items they desperately need such as food, clothing, and other essentials.

Donations can be mailed in care of Lt. Scott Carnell:

Mendoza Family Donations
New Kent Sheriff’s Office
P O Box 186
New Kent, VA 23124.

Donations can be made through Venmo – @CCarnell09, as well.

The sheriff’s office is looking at the establishment of a GoFundMe account to benefit the Mendoza family.