Patricia Cornwell

Author Patricia Cornwell visits Chesterfield Police


Crime writer Patricia Cornwell is giving back to the police departments that she said helped get her started.

Cornwell visited with Chesterfield County Police Chief Col. Thierry G. Dupuis on Monday and greeted a class of about 30 law enforcement officials from local, state and federal departments, including military personnel. Cornwell paid the costs for an entire weeklong course on gunshot reconstruction, which Chesterfield officials estimated cost upward of $20,000. More