Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Motorcycle accident
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Inspector Phillip Via succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident while providing an escort for President Calvin Coolidge.
Inspector Via was a US Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife and two children.
On March 14, 1942, the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles was split into the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of State Police. The Virginia State Police assumed highway patrol duties while the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division assumed investigative duties.