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Trooper Ricky Marshall McCoy | Virginia State Police, Virginia Virginia State Police, Virginia

Trooper

Ricky Marshall McCoy

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, January 3, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years, 6 months

Badge # 1551

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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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.

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I never had the honor of meeting Ricky, but my Mother always speaks highly of my cousin and what a genuine and goodhearted person he was to every single person he came in contact with.

Thank you Ricky for your sacrifice, for the honor you brought our family, and for your dedication to help those in need. You are the reason I am pursuing my own career as a Virginia State Trooper.

Rest In Peace, Cousin.

Zack Folger
Cousin
August 19, 2016

 

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