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Video: Virginia Officer Shoots Teen

May 27, 2014
A Purcellville (Va.) police officer shot and killed a teenager who was allegedly threatening suicide. Police report that the teen lunged at the officer with a knife just prior to the shooting.

Virginia State Police Sergeant Dies in Car Crash

January 13, 2014
An on-duty Virginia State Police sergeant died early Saturday after he was found in an unmarked patrol car that had veered off the road in Henry County.

Reckless Driving Bill to Punish Killing LEOs Introduced in Va. Senate

January 13, 2014
Trooper Fox, 27, a Tazewell, Va., native was directing traffic at the Virginia State Fair on Oct. 5, 2012, when a driver leaving the fair ran over him. The reckless driving bill requested by the family of Virginia State Trooper Andrew Fox has been introduced in the Virginia State Senate.

Video: Teen Accidentally Hit By Patrol Car

August 5, 2013
Tim Crawford's brush with the law happened about a month ago, but it went viral last week when professional skateboarder Tony Hawk tweeted out the video of the teen being struck by the cruiser.

Va. Teen Accidentally Hit By Patrol Car

August 5, 2013

A Virginia teenager said he understands it was a mistake when a Virginia State Police trooper accidentally struck him while he was skateboarding. He even hung on to his bagel. Read the full story here.

Thousands Remember Slain Va. Trooper

March 13, 2013
Thousands of well-wishers attended the Tuesday memorial service for a fallen Virginia State Police trooper who was remembered as a dedicated public servant.

Prosecutor Seeks Death In Va. Trooper's Slaying

March 11, 2013
The suspect charged with killing a well-respected Virginia State Police trooper would face the death penalty if convicted of the crime, a Dinwiddie County prosecutor said Friday.

Va. Trooper Fatally Shot, Suspect In Custody

March 7, 2013
Master Trooper J. A. Walker, a 60-year-old with 40 years of service, was found in a cruiser off Interstate 85. Trooper Walker was killed at 1:20 p.m. Another trooper responded and saw a man firing into the state police car.

In-Service Cop Cars: Ford Police Interceptor Sedan

October 24, 2012

After retiring its venerable Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, Ford offered law enforcement agencies two choices—the Police Interceptor sedan and P.I. Utility. The vehicles provide a balance of fuel efficiency and power. View our gallery of in-service Ford Police Interceptor sedans, and then read "The New Recruits: In-Service Cop Cars" for detailed stories of agencies using them. Photos provided by the respective agencies unless otherwise noted.

Va. Trooper Struck, Killed Directing Traffic

October 8, 2012
A Virginia State Police trooper was killed late Friday, when an SUV struck the trooper in an intersection in Hanover County. He was working a special assignment at the State Fair of Virginia.

$50K Reward Offered In Va. Trooper's 1984 Killing

August 15, 2012
Almost three decades after the murder of Virginia Trooper Johnny Bowman, law enforcement authorities offered a $50,000 reward in hopes of solving the cold case.

Virginia Troopers To Get Ford P.I. Sedans

July 2, 2012
The Virginia State Police have ordered 144 2013 Ford Police Interceptor sedans to begin replacing a fleet of aging Ford Crown Vics.

Virginia Trooper Applicants Must Allow Social Media Review

March 23, 2012
The Virginia State Police now require potential troopers to provide their social media accounts for review during an extensive background screening process. The ACLU of Virginia has decried the process as "deplorable" and akin to "asking to see someone's diary."

Virginia Tech Gunman Purchased Gun Legally

December 14, 2011
The man who fatally ambushed a Virginia Tech police officer had legally purchased the .40-caliber handgun used in the shooting.

Va. Tech Gunman Changed Clothes After Shooting Cop in Car

December 9, 2011
Va. Tech Officer Deriek Crouse had pulled over a car driven by a student and was stopped on a campus parking lot with that car in front of his cruiser when he was shot and killed. The student has been very helpful to investigators.

Virginia Tech Locked Down After Report of Man with Gun

August 4, 2011
The university advised people on campus to stay indoors and secure doors. Three juveniles attending a camp at the university reported seeing a man holding what appeared to be a gun at 9:09 a.m. local time.

Staffing Shortage Plagues Virginia State Police

July 18, 2011
The understaffed Virginia State Police is offering its troopers overtime shifts rather than giving them pay raises or hiring for the 227 authorized positions that remain unfilled.

Virginia Trooper's Cruiser Struck In Intersection

June 27, 2011
Adam Bowen, 28, died instantly in the Friday accident. Trooper Bowen was heading west on Route 3 in his patrol car around 6:45 p.m. when he entered the intersection with Madison Drive and collided with an eastbound Hyundai Elantra.

8 Dead, Manhunt Continues for Shooting Suspect in Virginia

January 19, 2010
Eight people were killed in a central Virginia shooting Tuesday afternoon that sparked a manhunt involving more than 150 police officers from throughout the region.

Virginia Police Go Airborne to Catch Elusive Speeders

January 1, 1999
Virginia State Police are going airborne to catch speeders who use radar detectors. "Bear in the Air," the new program, goes into effect July 1.The new traffic laws this year have harsher penalties for drunk driving and a ban on children riding in the beds of pickup trucks.
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