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VACP Recommends Shrouding of Badges for Henrico County Police Officer Trey Sutton

Officer Trey Marshall Sutton, 24, was killed in an on-duty vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday night. 

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.


Memorial Arrangements

Henrico County Police mourns the loss of one of their own after a tragic three vehicle crash along Rt. 301 on Wednesday evening, March 30, 2022.  Officer Trey Sutton was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
 
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:
 
Visitation:
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.

Memorial Service:
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 (mur25@henrico.us or 804-928-0336).
  • Pipes and Drums contingents, please contact Sergeant Jim Livingstone (liv12@henrico.us or 804-928-0357).
  • Motor Units, please contact Sergeant Marcel Cloutier (clo@henrico.us or 804-909-1954).
  • For Agency Heads and Elected Officials planning to attend, please contact Captain Bob Wershbale (wer@henrico.us or 804-928-0318).
Interment: 
Officer Sutton will be interred following the funeral at Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens located at 11302 Merchants Road, Hopewell, Virginia 23860.  Interment will be open to the public. Persons wishing to attend the interment will be directed on how to enter procession at the service's conclusion.  Carpooling to the cemetery will be encouraged due to an extended travel time from the church and limited parking (60 plus minutes).

OBITUARY & TRIBUTE WALL 
 

Flag Order

Governor's Order for the Commonwealth of Virginia
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.

Sincerely, 
Glenn Youngkin
 

Donations

The Henrico Police Foundation (HPF) is prepared to accept and distribute donations made on behalf of Officer Trey Sutton or Officer Greg Petrohovich (injured). Persons or businesses interested in donating funds can do so by credit/debit card or PayPal through the HPF website or they can send a check to the Henrico Police Foundation. Donations can be designated for either or both officers by indicating the officer's name in the memo line on the donation link on the website or on the check. The Foundation will ensure the officers' families will receive 100% of donations received. The Foundation information is below:

Henrico Police Foundation
P.O. Box 3165
Glen Allen, VA 23058
Ph: 804.347.0881
Email:  info@henricopolicefoundation.org
Website: https://www.henricopolicefoundation.org/donate/
 
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.
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Initial Release:
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.

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