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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Wow, it's been four years since you've passed and I miss you like crazy. I think about you every day. I enjoyed having you as well as your children in my life as I grew up and you have left a big impact on my life. Your smile always lighted up the room and when you laughed, I knew it was you even If I wasn't in the room. I MISS YOU UNCLE CHAD

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Jackson Police Department

September 22, 2020

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