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Helicopter in Fatal VA Police Crash Had Past Engine Problems

August 16, 2017
The police helicopter involved in a crash that killed two troopers near the chaotic events of Charlottesville, VA, over the weekend had previous mechanical problems that led to an extremely hard landing seven years ago.

No Distress Call in Helicopter Crash That Killed 2 Virginia Troopers

August 14, 2017
There was no distress call, according to federal safety investigators looking into what caused a helicopter crash that killed two Virginia State Police officers as they were conducting surveillance work during the white nationalists' rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Charlottesville, Virginia State Police Criticized by Both Sides for Response to Alt-Right Rally Violence

August 14, 2017
"We had on the ground here the largest deployment of law enforcement professionals in Virginia since 9/11," Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said. "As I understood it, almost a thousand officers were right here on the ground."

2 Virginia State Police Officers Killed in Helicopter Crash

August 13, 2017
In a statement, Virginia State Police said the helicopter was "assisting public safety resources with the ongoing situation" before falling into a wooded area, in Albemarle County, where Charlottesville is located.

Man Accused of Killing VA Officer Faces Capital Murder Charge

June 30, 2017
Ball is accused of shooting 45-year-old Special Agent Michael Walter while the officer was patrolling in a Richmond public housing complex.

VA State Police Agent Killed in Richmond, Suspect in Custody

May 27, 2017
A Virginia State Police special agent has died after he was shot Friday evening after approaching a vehicle parked on the wrong side of the street.

Virginia State Police Shut Down E-mail to Thwart Malware Attack

April 28, 2017
The Virginia State Police shut down its email system on Wednesday night to strengthen its defense against a sophisticated new form of malware that infected the law enforcement agency’s network at the end of last week.

VA Trooper Seriously Injured During Vehicle Pursuit

April 7, 2017
A Virginia State Trooper was seriously injured Thursday morning during a police pursuit in Chesterfield. The incident began when a speeding driver refused to stop for police on Powhite Parkway at about 2:23 a.m.

Virginia Legislators Announce Plans to Stem Trooper Exodus with Pay Raise

January 26, 2017
Starting pay for troopers would rise from $36,200 a year to $43,000 under the agreement struck between the Republicans who control the money committees for both chambers. In addition to the 3 percent raise, existing troopers would see their annual salaries jump by more than $6,700 to keep pace with the new hires.

Slain VA Trooper's Father Creates Billboard to Support Police

December 15, 2016
Dermyer, whose son was shot and killed earlier this year, said it’s been a tough time, especially with the holidays. Instead of sadness, he wanted to send a message of support to all police officers for what they do every day.

Man Gets 2 Life Sentences for Killing VA Trooper

December 9, 2016
Russell Brown was sentenced to two life terms plus 23 years, without the possibility of parole for killing Master Trooper Junius A. Walker, a 40-year veteran of the Virginia State Police, in 2013. More Here.

Video: Man Gets 2 Life Sentences for Killing VA Trooper

December 9, 2016
Russell Brown was sentenced to two life terms plus 23 years, without the possibility of parole for killing Master Trooper Junius A. Walker, a 40-year veteran of the Virginia State Police, in 2013.

Virginia State Police Facing Extreme Personnel Shortage

September 21, 2016
The Virginia State Police is experiencing a severe manpower shortage, creating policing deficits on state roadways that officials say make highway safety unsustainable in the long term.

Video: Virginia Trooper's Widow Gets Mother's Day Surprise

May 9, 2016
The widow of slain Virginia State Police Trooper Chad Dermyer was surprised Friday morning with a Mother's Day gift on the radio.

Virginia Trooper's Widow Gets Mother's Day Surprise

May 9, 2016
The widow of slain Virginia State Police Trooper Chad Dermyer was surprised Friday morning with a Mother's Day gift on the radio. More Here.

Suspect Arrested in Theft of Donations Jar for Slain Trooper's Family

April 25, 2016
Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the theft of a donations jar intended for the family of slain Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer.

Video: Donations to Family of Slain Virginia Trooper Stolen from Store

April 21, 2016
A donation jar at a Yorktown, VA, 7-Eleven that helped raise money for the family of slain Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer was stolen off the counter early Tuesday morning, according to York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Dennis Ivey Jr.

Donations to Family of Slain Virginia Trooper Stolen from Store

April 21, 2016
A donation jar at a Yorktown, VA, 7-Eleven that helped raise money for the family of slain Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer was stolen off the counter early Tuesday morning, according to York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Dennis Ivey Jr. More Here.

Killer of Virginia Trooper Had Extensive Record, Angry at Police

April 4, 2016
Court records show the man police say shot and killed Virginia State Police trooper Chad Dermyer last week in a Richmond bus station had an extensive criminal record and his aunt says he was very "angry" toward police. More Here.

Video: Killer of Virginia Trooper Had Extensive Record, Angry at Police

April 4, 2016
Court records show the man police say shot and killed Virginia State Police trooper Chad Dermyer last week in a Richmond bus station had an extensive criminal record and his aunt says he was very "angry" toward police.
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