Trooper Ricky Marshall McCoy

Trooper Ricky Marshall McCoy

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, January 3, 1986

Ricky Marshall McCoy

Trooper McCoy was shot and killed after responding to reports of a vehicle being driven erratically on I-81 near Salem, Virginia. As he approached the vehicle the suspects ambushed him and wounded him. As he attempted to crawl back to his patrol car one of the suspects shot and killed him.

The men had just stolen the vehicle from West Virginia after shooting the owner. After shooting Trooper McCoy the suspects ran to a nearby residence, killed one of the residents, kidnapped the man's wife, and stole their van. A chase ensued in which the men shot and killed the hostage before both committing suicide.

Trooper McCoy had served with the agency for 5.5 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, sister, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge 1551

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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I think of you every year on this day. You were taken from this world on my birthday. Even though I didn't know you, you are one of my hero's. My Dad was livng just off that interstate. We also studies this case when I was on college. Rest in Peace Trooper McCoy.

Officer Rhonda Wickline
Carilion Clinicc

January 4, 2017

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