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Funeral arrangements set for Officer Deriek W. Crouse

December 8, 2011 | Virginia News

News Image The VACP requests that Virginia law enforcement shroud their badges through Monday, December 12 in honor of Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse.

Sunday, December 11, 2011
3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Horne Funeral Home
1300 North Franklin Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 382-2612

Monday, December 12, 2011
2:00 pm.
Cassell Coliseum, Virginia Tech Campus

Burial service to follow at a local cemetery. Information will be provided at the funeral.

A memorial fund has been established for the family of Officer Crouse. Make checks payable to "Deriek Crouse Memorial Fund" and mail contributions to:

National Bank of Blacksburg
Attn: Dana Sutphin
PO BOX 90002
Blacksburg VA 24062-9002


Slain Virginia Tech officer identified

Virginia Tech Police have identified the officer murdered today during a traffic stop on campus as Deriek W. Crouse, 39, of Christiansburg.

Crouse joined the Virginia Tech Police Department on Oct. 27, 2007, and served in the patrol division. He is survived by his wife, five children and step-children, and his mother and brother.

He received his law enforcement certification on Feb. 12, 2008, from the Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy. Officer Crouse was trained as a Crisis Intervention Officer, General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics instructor and most recently completed training for Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response and Mechanical and Ballistic Instructor.

Officer Crouse was a member of the Virginia Tech Police Emergency Response Team since February 2011. He received an award in 2008 for his commitment to the department's Driving Under the Influence efforts.

He formerly worked at the New River Valley Jail, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at later date.


This story can be found on the Virginia Tech News website:

RELATED COVERAGE: Campus seeks answers after Virginia Tech officer killed (Roanoke Times)



"Shortly after 12 p.m. today, a Virginia Tech Police officer stopped a vehicle on campus during a routine traffic stop in the Coliseum parking lot near McComas Hall.

During the traffic stop. the officer was shot and killed. There were witnesses to this shooting.

Witnesses reported to police the shooter fled on foot heading toward the Cage, a parking lot near Duck Pond Drive. At that parking lot, a second person was found. That person is also deceased.

Several law enforcement agencies have responded to assist. Virginia State police has been requested to take lead in the investigation

Status of the shooter is unknown. The campus community should continue to shelter in place and visitors should not come to campus."