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Virginia Beach police officer shot and killed

August 8, 2008 | Virginia News

News Image Two men have been charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in a felony in the fatal shooting of a Virginia Beach detective late Thursday in the city’s Green Run area, police announced today.

Detective Michael Smith Phillips, 37, a member of the department's Special Investigations Unit for six years, was shot and killed in the line of duty around 11:15 p.m., August 7, during an undercover operation at the Green Run Shopping Center, spokesman Adam Bernstein said. (Read News Story)

image The VACP requests that Virginia law enforcement officers shroud their badges through the day of memorial services for Detective Phillips – Tuesday, August 12.

Detective Phillips also served for the Hampton Police Department for three years prior to joining VBPD in August 2002. Detective Phillips is survived by his wife and two boys, ages 10 and 7. Please keep Detective Phillips’ family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers. Funeral Arrangements
Viewing:
Monday, August 11, 2008 – 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Rock Church, 640 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach. Va.

The family will accept visitors. Funeral:
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 – 1:00 p.m.
Rock Church, 640 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach. Va.

Internment to immediately follow at Rosewood Memorial Park, 631 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach. Va. Donations:
Donations for Detective Michael Smith Phillips’ family can be done in two ways:
  • An account has been established at the Virginia Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union in the name of Fraternal Order of Police, account number: 122695. The Lodge Treasurer will issue one check to Detective Phillip’s family. Please have checks made payable to FOP #8 with “Michael Phillips” written in the memo section of the check and mail to FOP Lodge #8, P.O. Box 6102, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

    In person deposits can be made at either Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union branch locations in Virginia Beach. The Thalia Branch, 4164 Virginia Beach Boulevard, by the Central Library or the Courthouse Marketplace Branch, 2476 Nimmo Parkway, Suite 122, near the Harris Teeter food store.


  • A donation can be dropped off at any of the four Virginia Beach Police Precincts. Please make the check out to Terri Phillips. All donations will be presented to her in a timely fashion.
First Precinct
Municipal Center - Building 11
2509 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Second Precinct
820 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Third Precinct
926 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455

Fourth Precinct
840 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464