Trooper Lucas Bartley Dowell

Trooper Lucas Bartley Dowell

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, February 4, 2019

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Lucas Bartley Dowell

Trooper Lucas Dowell was shot and killed as he and other members of the Virginia State Police's Tactical Team made entry into a home to secure it for a search warrant as part of a narcotics investigation.

The team was assisting members of the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force serve the search warrant at a home in the 1500 block of Cumberland Road just outside the Farmville town limits in Cumberland County. The occupant inside opened fire on the officers inside of the home, fatally wounding Trooper Dowell. Two other members of the Tactical Team returned fire and killed the subject.

Trooper Dowell was transported to Southside Community Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Trooper Dowell had served with the Virginia State Police for four years and was assigned to the Appomattox Division. He is survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years, 3 months
  • Badge 876

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

narcotics, search warrant, swat

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I never know the right words to say on February 4th. How could I possibly put into words the pain and sadness I feel knowing that my best friend has been gone for 5 years? I truly believe that HEROES REMEMBERED NEVER DIE so today and every day I strive to keep saying your name, Lucas Dowell. All the lives you touched, all the memories we made and all the time we spent together will never be enough. You’ve missed so much since you made the ultimate sacrifice but I know you’re smiling down on us from Heaven. I hope you’re proud of me becoming a father and I know you’d be ecstatic that we named our son after you. You would have been the best Uncle to Owen and I have told him so much about you already! I love you brother and even though you’re gone, it’s never goodbye, it’s see you later. Rest easy hero, we’ll take it from here. #876

Deputy United States Marshal Adam Becker

February 4, 2024

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