- September 22 - Off-duty Fairfax County Police officer Larry H. Jones shoots a cocker spaniel in the yard of his house in Sterling. Officer Jones claims he feared that the 30-pound dog would attack him.
- Glod, Maria. "Officer Fined $500 in Shooting of Dog; Man Acquitted of Animal Cruelty Charge." The Washington Post: V.03. National Newspapers Core. Dec 13 1998. Web. 12 Mar. 2012.
|Fairfax County by Year: 1998|
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