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


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

Incident Date: 1/3/1986

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: 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 can not believe it will be 28 years that you left this world. I still think of you often and always on my birthday January 3rd. I will never forget that day. My Dad lived in a duplex just right down the road from where the family was broken into. Every time I see a car on the interstate with their high beams on, I think of the suspects that drew attention to themselves because they also were riding with their high beams on. Truck drivers called to complain about them. Still today I do this. And it makes me think of you. Rest in Peace Trooper McCoy.

Rhonda Wickline
Security Officer
Carilion Clinic
December 30, 2013


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