Trooper II Chad Phillip Dermyer

Trooper II Chad Phillip Dermyer

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Chad Phillip Dermyer

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.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 year, 5 months
  • Badge 756
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

interdiction, training

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My sincere condolences to the family and friends, the Virginia State Police Department, and their community, on the loss of Trooper Dermyer.
Thank you Trooper Dermyer for your service to our country as a U.S.Marine and as an Upstanding Officer of the Law.
May God bless and keep your family.

Richard Johnson
Civilian and Law Enforcement Supporter

June 18, 2020

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