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Funeral arrangements announced for Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer

March 31, 2016 | VACP

News Image The VACP recommends that Va. law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Virginia State Police Trooper Chad Dermyer who was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Richmond. Shrouding is recommended through the day Trooper Dermyer's funeral — Tuesday, April 5.

Our sincerest condolences to Trooper Dermyer's family and friends and to the Virginia State Police.

Trooper Dermyer is survived by his wife and two children.

Funeral Arrangements

Monday, April 4, 2016
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Liberty Baptist Church
1021 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, Virginia 23661

Funeral Service
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Liberty Baptist Church
1021 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, Virginia 23661

** Questions about color guards/honor guards/etc. should be directed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at Virginia State Police. **

Graveside Burial
Burial will be for family members, VSP Executive Staff, Area 46, CCI, 122nd Basic Session, and Newport News Police personnel only.

NO media will be allowed access to the Visitation or the Burial.

VSP is still working with the family in regards to media access to the Funeral service… and will follow up later Sunday with that information.

The Dermyer family does not want to be approached by any media and VSP asks that you continue to respect their privacy.


The Virginia State Police Association (VSPA) is accepting donations to help the Dermyer family. Checks should be addressed to VSPA Emergency Relief Fund and please note on the “Memo” line that your donation cites Trooper Dermyer.

Donations can be made online or checks can be mailed or dropped off at:

Virginia State Police Association
6944 Forest Hill Ave.
Richmond, VA 23225


Virginia State Police Trooper & Two Citizens Shot at Richmond Bus Terminal

RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia State Police trooper has died as a result of his injuries after being shot Thursday afternoon (March 31) at the Greyhound Bus station in the 2900 block of North Boulevard in the City of Richmond.

At approximately 2:40 p.m. Thursday, Virginia State Police Trooper Chad P. Dermyer approached a male subject just inside the front doors of the bus station. During the course of talking with the male subject, the male pulled out a handgun and shot the trooper multiple times. As the male subject continued firing his weapon, two state troopers, who were nearby, returned fire. The male suspect then moved into the terminal’s restaurant.

The shooter continued to be combative as police took him into custody and EMS crews tried to render aid to him. He was transported to VCU Medical Center, where he died later Thursday afternoon. His remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy and examination. State police have confirmed the male subject’s identification, but are still in the process of notifying his next of kin. His name will not be released until next of kin is formally notified. The suspect’s handgun was recovered at the scene.

During the course of the gunfire, two adult females inside the bus terminal were also shot. Both were transported to VCU Medical Center and are being treated for of non-life threatening injuries.

No other law enforcement personnel or civilians were injured in the shooting.

Trooper Dermyer was among approximately a dozen state police troopers participating in a specialized training on criminal interdiction practices. They had completed the classroom instruction and were conducting field practicals at the time the shooting occurred. Trooper Dermyer’s encounter with the male subject was part of the training. Trooper Dermyer was in uniform at the time of the shooting.

Trooper Dermyer, 37, was transported to VCU Medical Center, where he died later Thursday afternoon.

Trooper Dermyer, a Jackson, Mich. native, graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy November 2014. His original patrol assignment was to the Chesapeake Division’s Area 46 Office, which encompasses the cities of Newport News and Hampton. He had just recently transferred to the state police Counter-Terrorism and Criminal Interdiction Unit. Prior to joining the state police, Trooper Dermyer served with the City of Newport News Police Department and the Jackson, Mich., Police Department. Trooper Dermyer also served our nation for four years with the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

The City of Richmond Police Department immediately responded to the scene to assist State Police with securing the scene, interviewing witnesses and evidence collection. Additional law enforcement resources from the FBI, ATF, US Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals Service, and Henrico County Police responded to the scene to assist, as well.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

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