Funeral Arrangements Set for Virginia Trooper Killed in Richmond

The funeral for Trooper Chad P. Dermyer will take place on Tuesday

Funeral arrangements have been made for the Virginia State Police trooper gunned down at a busy bus terminal in Richmond.

Virginia State Police announced Saturday that the funeral for Trooper Chad P. Dermyer will take place on Tuesday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church at 1021 Big Bethel Road in Hampton, Va., and will be followed by a private graveside burial in Gloucester County.

The same church will also hold a visitation on Monday, April 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Dermyer, 37, was shot multiple times by an Illinois man before other officers shot and killed the gunman, police said. Police have not said what the motive was in the shooting and identified the shooter as 34-year-old James Brown III.

Dermyer, uniformed in dark blue fatigues, had been participating with about a dozen other troopers in a training exercise at the bus station.

He was known as a hard worker and good colleague, said Newport News Police Sgt. Gerald Loose. Dermyer worked for the Newport News Police Department from 2003 to 2007. Dermyer had a wife and two children, police said.

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