Friday, April 1, 2016

Police Officer Killed in Virginia Was Also A Veteran

Officer killed at Va. bus terminal was Marine veteran; Police ID gunman
Associated Press

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Alan Suderman
April 1, 2016

Police say the slain trooper, the father of two children, was a native of Jackson, Michigan, and Marine veteran who had served on the force in Jackson and Newport News, Virginia.
Chad Dermyer stands beside his bride Michelle Dermyer in November 2000. The Marine veteran was fatally shot Thursday, March 31, 2016, at a bus terminal in Virginia. FACEBOOK
RICHMOND, Va. — A 34-year-old Illinois man fatally shot a Virginia state trooper at a busy bus terminal before the gunman was killed by other troopers, authorities said Friday.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller identified the shooter as James Brown III, of Aurora, Ill. Police did not give a motive for the shooting.

Brown shot Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, 37, multiple times Thursday in Richmond before he was killed by two other troopers, police said. Dermyer had been participating with about a dozen other troopers in a training exercise at the bus station when a brief encounter with the gunman quickly turned violent, police said.
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