Trooper Ricky Marshall McCoy

Trooper Ricky Marshall McCoy

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, January 3, 1986

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Ricky Marshall McCoy

Trooper Ricky 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 in the Front Royal area 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.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge 1551

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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I had the privilege of working with Ricky when I was with Salem P.D. Truly the best of what the VSP is. Equal parts personable and professional. I was with Va. Beach at the time of his murder and consider it a privilege to be allowed to have the entire VBPD Motor Unit attend his service and escort he and his family.

Sgt (Ret) Thomas Hayden
Salem P.D./Virginia Beach Police Dept.

January 3, 2021

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