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Halifax County deputies promoted in National Guard

Deputies Stanley Britton Jr. and Quentin Clark, both employed as deputies with Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, have been promoted to the rank of first sergeant in the Virginia Army National Guard.

Britton is the First Sergeant for Alpha Battery, located in Sandston, and Clark is the First Sergeant for HHB, which is located in Hampton.

The two units are part of the 1/111 Field Artillery Battalion, which is the last field artillery battalion in Virginia.

Deputies Britton and Clark have been deployed multiple times and are currently serving their county and community in an active duty capacity.

Both acknowledged serving in the military and being in law enforcement has a lot in common.

In both professions, one has to be mentally and physically tough, alert, aware of their surroundings and able to make a crucial decision in a moment’s notice, Britton and Clark agreed.

The most satisfying reward of the job, according to Britton and Clark, is knowing at the end of the day they have made a difference in someone’s life, whether it is in the community or abroad.

Britton, a veteran of Iraq, comes from a family steeped in history of law enforcement and military service.

He is the son of Stanley Britton Sr., a Vietnam veteran, and the late Rose Marie Watkins.

His grandfather, the late Aaron W. Britton, was a veteran of World War II.

He is married to Vonda O. Britton, and they and their two daughters, 14-year-old Vontasia and 6-year-old Staneja, reside in the Birchland Park community.

Clark grew up in the Town of South Boston, the son of the late William and Elsie Clark.

He has a finacee, Tracy Boyd, and a daughter, Jada, and currently resides in the News Ferry area.