Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 months
Badge # Not available
Offender: Not available
Patrolman Russell McCurry was shot and killed while chasing a juvenile he had observed breaking into cars. Patrolman McCurry and other officers were conducting a surveillance of a motel parking lot when they observed the offense. Patrolman McCurry gave chase of one of the juveniles. During the chase the suspect pulled a small caliber handgun and fired one shot, striking Patrolman McCurry in the chest.
Patrolman McCurry was a U.S. Navy Vietnam War veteran and had served with the agency for just nine months. He was survived by his wife and two teenage daughters and is buried at Sherwood Burial Park, Salem, Virginia.