Visitation today for fallen VSP Trooper Chad Dermyer

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/AP) — Visitation will be held Monday for the Virginia State Police trooper killed by a gunman at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond.

Visitation is scheduled from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton. The public is invited to attend.

Trooper Chad P. Dermyer’s funeral is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist. A private graveside burial will immediately follow in Gloucester County.

The procession from the church to Gloucester is as follows:

  • Leave church turning left on Big Bethel Road
  • Left on Route 134/Magruder Road
  • Route 134 merges into Route 17
  • Continue straight on Route 17 North to Gloucester County

Authorities say Dermyer was fatally shot by James Brown III of Aurora, Illinois, during a state police training exercise at the bus terminal Thursday. Two other troopers returned fire, killing the 34-year-old Brown.

Two women were wounded by gunfire. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

Since the tragic fatal shooting on Thursday, March 31, there’s been an outpouring of support for Dermyer and his family. Emotional ceremonies have been held in his memory, including a vigil at VCU’s Siegel Center on Friday.

The 37-year-old Dermyer, a Marine veteran, leaves behind a wife, Michelle, and two young children.


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