Olin F. Sanders
Olin Frank "Sandy" Sanders (September 30, 1927 - October 6, 2011) was a former Fairfax County Police Officer.
Sanders married Nancy M. Nicastro and together, the couple had two sons, Kenneth W. and Richard G. Sanders.
On March 24, 1954, Sanders' 9-month-old son Richard died after falling 18 inches from the lower bunk of the recently purchased bunk bed at the family apartment in Washington, D.C.  It was determined at autopsy that the child suffered from an enlarged thymus gland, which rendered him unusually susceptible to shock.
Private Sanders was the arresting officer in a case where Clinton E. Turner stupidly managed to turn several misdemeanor charges into a felony when Turner offered him a $5.00 bribe following a traffic stop on Route 7 on June 16, 1958.
Sanders was promoted to Captain in January 1967. Captain Sanders' 12-year career with the FCPD came to an abrupt end when he resigned on June 7, 1967 after being charged with being an accessory to a botched abortion that resulted in the death of 30-year-old police stenographer Barbara A. Smith on May 28.
On March 27, 1976, Sanders' home at 3603 Kirkwood Drive in the Mantua neighborhood of Fairfax became the scene of tragedy when a 10-year-old child from the Northern Virginia Training Center for the Mentally Retarded, on a trip to visit the nearby Mantua Elementary School, somehow managed to get past the 7-foot stockade fence surrounding the home's swimming pool and drown.
- "18-Inch Fall Causes Fatal Gland Injury." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959): 1. Mar 26 1954. ProQuest. Web. 27 Dec. 2013.
- "Virginian Admits Attempt to Bribe Fairfax Officer." The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959): 1. Oct 14 1958. ProQuest. Web. 27 Dec. 2013.
- "Fairfax County Police to Open New Substation at Annandale." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): P8. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1995). May 01 1966. Web. 21 Apr. 2012.
- "Area Police Captain Charged." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): 1. Jun 08 1968. ProQuest. Web. 27 Dec. 2013.
- "Fairfax Boy Drowns in Private Pool." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 24. Mar 28 1976. ProQuest. Web. 27 Dec. 2013.