VACP Recommends Shrouding of Badges for Henrico County Police Officer Trey Sutton
The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police recommends that all Virginia law enforcement officers shroud their badges in honor of Henrico County Police Officer Trey Marshall Sutton, 24, who sucumbed to his injuries on Thursday, March 31, 2022 following a multi-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night. (Officer Sutton's FTO and the individual in custody that was being transported both suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.)
Shrouding is recommended through the day of funeral services – Wednesday, April 6. Further information on memorial arrangements will be posted here as they become available.
The VACP expresses our sincerest condolences to the Henrico County Police Division and the family and friends of Officer Sutton. Prayers for them and the others who are injured.
Officer Sutton was hired in June 2021 and had recently graduated the basic police academy in February 2022. He was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, where he was in field training, with his partner.
As the family, friends, peers, and law enforcement community mourn the loss of Officer Trey Sutton (E.O.W. March 31, 2022), the following visitation and funeral plans have been established:
The family will hold a visitation on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 5 PM to 8 PM at the Victory Tabernacle Church located at 11700 Genito Road, Midlothian, Virginia 23112. This viewing will be open to the public.
The memorial service will be held at Victory Tabernacle Church on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 11 AM.
Due to the anticipated number of people wishing to pay their respects, an overflow location has been established at Clover Hill High School located at 13301 Kelly Green Ln, Midlothian, VA 23112. Variable Message Boards will assist in direction to the overflow location if needed. Remote viewing of the service will occur here in the event the church reaches capacity.
The service will also be livestreamed via YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/G4-wex86YBs
Honor/Color Guards will need to be on site by 8:30 AM in order to receive direction and be in place to receive Trey prior to the service. Public Safety Personnel in attendance will receive directions at the close of the service in order to receive the family prior to departure from the church.
Law Enforcement Agency Representatives:
For agencies wishing to send representatives to the service, please contact the following persons for guidance:
- Honor Guard contingents, please contact Sergeant Mike Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-928-0336).
- Pipes and Drums contingents, please contact Sergeant Jim Livingstone (email@example.com or 804-928-0357).
- Motor Units, please contact Sergeant Marcel Cloutier (firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-909-1954).
- For Agency Heads and Elected Officials planning to attend, please contact Captain Bob Wershbale (email@example.com or 804-928-0318).
OBITUARY & TRIBUTE WALL
In accordance with the authority vested in me as Governor, I hereby order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all state and local buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and memory of Henrico Police Officer Trey Marshall Sutton who was killed in the line of duty. I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 and remain at half-staff until sunset. Ordered on this, the 5th day of April, 2022.
Henrico Police Foundation
P.O. Box 3165
Glen Allen, VA 23058
Questions from persons or businesses can be directed to the Foundations through their website.
Henrico County Police News Release
Update – Vehicle Crash Involving Henrico Officers:
(Henrico County, Va.) – Henrico County Police mourns the loss of one of our own after a tragic 3-vehicle crash along Rt. 301 Wednesday evening. Today, officers are shrouding their badges to honor the officer who passed away while colleagues and family supported one another at a local hospital.
Officer Trey Marshall Sutton, 24, of Chesterfield County was hired in June 2021 and most recently graduated the basic police academy in February 2022. Officer Sutton was currently assigned to the Patrol Bureau, where he was in field training, with his partner.
Two adults remain hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation. The second officer and the male they were transporting remain in the hospital, in critical condition with potentially life-threatening injuries. “This is a tragedy for everyone, and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved. God bless Officer Sutton for his chosen profession - law enforcement and commitment to Henrico County. Sutton was a well-respected member of his recent academy class,” says Chief of Police Eric D. English.
At roughly 8:30 pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, a crash occurred at the intersection of Route 301 (Chamberlayne Road) and Wilkinson Road involving three vehicles; one of those vehicles was a marked Henrico Police vehicle. First responders rushed four people to area hospitals, three of which sustained life-threatening injuries. One adult has been treated and released. Those critically injured were in the police cruiser, two officers, and a male, which they were transporting in custody.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a Dodge pickup truck was traveling south on 301. The Henrico Police vehicle was crossing through the intersection, traveling west on Wilkinson Road, when the collision occurred. As a result of the crash, a third vehicle was struck along Wilkinson Road.
The crash team will continue their investigation into this incident, and updates of the officers condition and status of the investigation will be sent as they become available.