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Trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer | Virginia State Police, Virginia Virginia State Police, Virginia


Chad Phillip Dermyer

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 1 year, 5 months

Badge # 756

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Trooper Chad Dermyer was shot and killed while speaking to a suspicious person inside the Greyhound bus terminal in Richmond, Virginia, at approximately 2:45 pm.

He and other officers were participating in an interdiction training course and were conducting stops of suspects. He spoke to the man briefly before the man suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, hitting him. Other officers who were on scene shot and killed the subject when the man opened fire on them following a short foot pursuit inside the bus terminal.

Trooper Dermyer was transported to VCU Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

Trooper Dermyer was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Virginia State Police for 17 months and had previously served with the Newport News Police Department, Jackson, Michigan, Police Department, and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Police. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, brother, and sister.

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God's peace and speed Trooper Dermyer. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Dept.
June 27, 2016


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