Eugene G. Columbus

Eugene Gail "Gene" Columbus (January 31, 1928 – August 30, 1973) was a Fairfax County Police officer.

Born in Washington, D.C., Columbus was the son of Adolph E. Columbus and the former Laura M. Bohnam and had one sister, Flora Mae.[1]

Columbus served in the army during World War II and in the Korean War.[2]

He joined the FCPD in 1950. In May 1959, he was promoted to sergeant.[3]

Following 21 years of service, Columbus retired from the force as a captain in 1970. He later joined the Orange County, Florida police department as a major, and was tasked with managing that department's records, budget, and computer operations.[2]

Columbus and his wife June had three children: son Michael and daughters Marilyn and Diane.[2]


  1. "Deaths:Laura M. Columbus." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): C4. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). Nov 04 1977. Web. 5 June 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Maj. Eugene Columbus, Retired Area Policeman." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): C10. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). Aug 31 1973. Web. 5 June 2012.
  3. "4 Policemen Promoted in Fairfax." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959): 1. May 31 1959. ProQuest. Web. 11 June 2017.