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Update: 2 State troopers shot, 1 believed dead at Virginia bus station shooting

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A law enforcement official stows his weapon after responding outside the Greyhound Bus Station Thursday, March 31, 2016 Richmond, VA. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
A law enforcement official stows his weapon after responding outside the Greyhound Bus Station Thursday, March 31, 2016 Richmond, VA. Virginia State Police said at least two troopers responding to a shooting at the Richmond bus station and civilian have been taken to a hospital. A police spokeswoman says the shooting suspect was in custody. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


UPDATE:The Trooper who was shot and killed has been identified as Chad P. Dermyer, 37.  He is a former Marine and father of 2 children, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Virginia State Police Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, 37.
Virginia State Police Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, 37.

Earlier:

One of the Virginia State Police Troopers who was shot has died according to multiple reports. The latest official statement claims that “the trooper sustained life threatening injuries.” We will update as soon as we have confirmed the information.

Troopers were conducting a Narcotics training exercise and as they were finishing the deceased trooper was greeting citizens and shaking their hands. It was as he reached out to shake the hand of the suspect, the gunman pulled out a gun and shot the trooper in the chest, according to NBC 12.

According to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller, the gunman opened fire on the trooper at a Greyhound bus station in Richmond, Virginia. Two nearby troopers then shot the suspect who died at the VCU Medical Center.

According to NBC 12, Richmond City Councilwoman Reva Trammell was at the scene hugging a State Trooper. “For these troopers to be gunned down like that, and innocent people to be gunned down and shot, and for us to lose a state trooper … what about their families? Their friends? I … I would just never believe this,” said Trammell.

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. This is ridiculous, and our “transparent” coward-in-Chief, is silent during the slaughter of America’s police officers. If for no other reason this makes him the worst POUTS ever.
    There is nothing that OBAMA has done that is good or beneficial to Americans that is not temporary, and financed by his Chinese credit card, every illusion of goodness is entirely artificial. I question his Patriotism and loyalty.
    His criticism of the nation’s Law enforcement, all the while applauding the movement that is responsible for the current climate in our communities, is appalling and disgusting. Race relations are the worst since the 60’s, our debt is skyrocketing at a rate greater than ever before (congress does not get a pass either).
    Michael Brown was a thug and got what his actions deserved, Gardner was selling illegal cigarettes and resisted, he was extremity overweight and in very poor health, his actions facilitated his own victimization. Both examples are the two main events that began the movement and tension we see in the anti-cop communities. “Hands up don’t shoot” and “I can’t Breathe” are built upon false narratives. Law Enforcement officers should have the Coward-in-chief on their side not against them!

    I don’t care who is responsible for this shooting, but I am sick of it. America is sick of it. Police and their families are sick of it. Our President needs to be on every television in America by 10 pm every day for a week, if need be, to change this narrative and mindset of his cronies. He shows very little respect towards our citizens and our constitution, and those who serve under it and in its protection.

  2. Hard to understand or accept. How can Blues have any faith in the public when something like this happens. I can only hope that other Blues can accept this as an entirely random event.

    It’s truly unbelievable and disheartening. It’s hard to remember that the vast majority support and respect the Blues. It is a sad reminder to always, regardless of policy allowances, accept the discomfort of a vest over the randomness of a bullet.

  3. I am so sorry…. I am sorry for the disrespect that officers have to deal with. I am sorry for the grief of all the brothers in blue who are suffering because of this loss. I am sorry for the countless losses like this one. I am sorry for the widows and orphans of these men who were just serving the community. I am sorry for a country so wicked that we let this happen….. I am sorry for America.

  4. It is not enough that my heart and prayers go out the law enforcement and their family and friends, I would like to do more. Until then thank you.

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