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Law Enforcement Today | July 23, 2016

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Virginia State Police

In Memoriam: Trooper Chad Dermyer

April 1, 2016 |

Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Director and Superintendent of the Virginia State Police sadly reports the death of Trooper Chad Dermyer.

Trooper Dermyer, 37, was at the Greyhound Bus Station in Richmond, participating in a drug interdiction training exercise. Following the … Read More

In Memoriam: Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith

September 22, 2015 |

Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Director of the Virginia State Police sadly reports the death of Trooper Nathan Smith.

Trooper Smith, 27, died as a result of injuries he sustained in a single vehicle crash as he was responding to assist … Read More

In Memoriam: Patrolman First Class Jamel Clagett

December 23, 2014 |

Sheriff Troy Berry of the Charles County (Maryland) Sheriff Department sadly reports the death of Patrolman Jamel Clagett, Emergency Communications Center.

Patrolman Clagett, 30, who was known for his sudden and surprising acts of kindness, had just completed his 8-hour … Read More

MA2 Justin Powell’s Condition Improves

June 10, 2014 |

The startling news of the severe stabbing of young Petty Officer Justin Powell at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia by the hands of another sailor last Friday, June 6 was widely reported.  Shortly after this shocking incident, the base was … Read More

Valor, Service Pride – Fallen Virginia Master State Trooper Junius Walker Honored

May 27, 2014 |

Fallen Virginia State Master Trooper Junius Walker was a gentle giant who served his community of Dinwiddie County, Virginia with distinction for many years.  A consummate professional, he knew how to temper his policing duties with mercy which came from … Read More

In Memoriam Deputy Percy Lee House, III

February 2, 2014 | 1

Sheriff James Edwards of the Greensville County Virginia Sheriff Department has reported that Deputy Percy Lee House III, 52, was killed in a vehicle crash as he was responding to a call Friday morning.

Deputy House was … Read More

In Memoriam – Sgt. J. Michael Phillippi

January 12, 2014 | 1

Colonel W. Steven Flaherty, Superintendent of the Virginia State Police, has reported that Sgt. J. Michael Phillippi, 65, died early Saturday following a traffic crash.

A passerby found Sgt. Phillippi unresponsive in his damaged patrol vehicle about … Read More


October 31, 2013 |

by Aphrodite Jones

Taylor Behl was a pretty 17 year old from Vienna, Virginia, who had just started as a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  She was excited about being “on her own” … Read More

In Memoriam – Sgt. Jeffrey A. Storm

April 8, 2013 | 1

Isle of Wight Virginia Sheriff Mark Marshall reported that Sgt. Jeffrey A. Storm, 52, was killed Sunday afternoon in a single vehicle crash.

Virginia State Police, who are investigating the crash, said the incident occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. … Read More

In Memoriam – Mingo County WVA Sheriff Eugene Crum

April 4, 2013 |

Officials from the Williamson, WV Mayor’s office have announced that Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum was shot and killed one block away from the Mingo County Courthouse in Williamson, WV this afternoon shortly after noon today.

Sheriff … Read More