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Inspector Phillip C. Via | Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia

Inspector

Phillip C. Via

Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles - Enforcement Division, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, January 11, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle accident

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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Today, 85 years after your sacrifice, “A” Shift honors you by dedicating our watch to you. God bless you, R.I.P. brother.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department
January 11, 2014

 

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