A reserve police officer from Waynesboro who was found dead earlier this month is being remembered at a memorial in Charlottesville.
Speakers on Monday remembered Kevin Quick as a dedicated, unflappable veteran of Waynesboro's Reserve Police Force and a "kind and gentle'' man with a ready smile.
The memorial at John Paul Jones Arena was attended by dozens of police officers, his chief and former law enforcement colleagues and Attorney General Mark Herring and Brian Moran, the secretary of the state's Department of Public Safety. He was also representing Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
Quick, 45, of Rockfish, Va., was a 25-year veteran of the volunteer reserve officers of Nelson County and had a 4-month-old daughter. His father was also a police officer.
Quick was reported missing Jan. 31 after he failed to arrive at a friend's house for a surprise party in Albemarle County. His SUV was recovered Feb. 3 outside a home in Mineral, Va. Police found rubber gloves, swabs, a wallet and a green, leafy substance inside.
Police found Quick's body a few days later in a remote part of Virginia. State police have not said how Quick died
So far, six people have been arrested in connection with his death.
Halisi Uhuru, Leslie Hope Casterlow and Anthony Darnell Stokes have been charged with being principals in the 2nd degree to the crime of murder. Virginia State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the suspects have not been charged with murder, "but in association with [Quick's] death."
Anthony L. White, 22, of Mineral, Va., was charged with one felony count of gang participation.
Mersadies Shelton and Daniel Mathis, who are siblings, were charged with stealing Quick's silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner.
State Police have claimed they were members of a street gang.