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14 hours ago

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#VSP Seeking Witnesses to Fatal #LoudounCounty Crash

As the investigation continues into last week's fatal crash that claimed the life of a 34-year-old Aldie, Va. woman and injured her 4-year-old daughter, state police is looking to hear from witnesses about the crash. Several have come forward already, but state police would like to hear from anyone else who may seen the crash occur or saw the 2012 Volkswagen CC on Belmont Ridge Road prior to the crash. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police Leesburg Office at 703-771-2533 or email us at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

Virginia Trooper A.N. Patsios is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Loudoun County. The crash occurred Aug. 14, 2019 at 7:20 a.m. on Belmont Ridge Road near Legacy Park Drive.

A dark gray, 4-door 2012 Volkswagen CC was traveling south on Belmont Ridge Road when it ran off the left side of the road, went over the curb, through the median and into the northbound lanes of Belmont Ridge Road. The Volkswagen struck head-on a northbound 2013 Subaru.

The driver of the Subaru, Ammie K. Cho, 34, of Aldie, Va., died at the scene. A 4-year-old female passenger was transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. The child was secured in a child safety seat.

The driver of the Volkswagen, an 18-year-old male from Ashburn, Va., was transported to Reston Hospital Center for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.

Charges are pending at this time, as the investigation remains ongoing.

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#VSP Seeking Witnesses to Fatal #LoudounCounty Crash 

As the investigation continues into last weeks fatal crash that claimed the life of a 34-year-old Aldie, Va. woman and injured her 4-year-old daughter, state police is looking to hear from witnesses about the crash. Several have come forward already, but state police would like to hear from anyone else who may seen the crash occur or saw the 2012 Volkswagen CC on Belmont Ridge Road prior to the crash. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police Leesburg Office at 703-771-2533 or email us at questions@vsp.virginia.gov. 

Virginia Trooper A.N. Patsios is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Loudoun County. The crash occurred Aug. 14, 2019 at 7:20 a.m. on Belmont Ridge Road near Legacy Park Drive. 

A dark gray, 4-door 2012 Volkswagen CC was traveling south on Belmont Ridge Road when it ran off the left side of the road, went over the curb, through the median and into the northbound lanes of Belmont Ridge Road. The Volkswagen struck head-on a northbound 2013 Subaru. 

The driver of the Subaru, Ammie K. Cho, 34, of Aldie, Va., died at the scene. A 4-year-old female passenger was transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. The child was secured in a child safety seat. 

The driver of the Volkswagen, an 18-year-old male from Ashburn, Va., was transported to Reston Hospital Center for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening, injuries. 

Charges are pending at this time, as the investigation remains ongoing.

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Prayers for all so sad

Praying for all involved.

Oh so sad prayers for all especially that sweet little one that lost its momma.

My thoughts and prayers are with both families during this most tragic time.

Prayers for all involved.

Prayers

Request for witnesses - if anyone can help spread the word, it will be very much appreciated: www.fox5dc.com/news/virginia-state-police-investigating-fatal-crash-in-loudoun-county

Here in northern Virginia you take your life in your hands especially when you travel on a 2 lane road. I wish all of our roads had a concrete barriers in between. So sad

Prayers

Prayers.

Thank you for doing a thorough investigation and not just blaming this 18 year old. Heartbreaking accident for everyone involved!

Christ have mercy on us

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Wow how sad looks like a high speed impact

Everyone is quick to judge the 18 year old saying it was his fault. You never know if he suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel and that caused him to run off the road. I witnessed a man having a seizure behind the wheel before. You just never know the circumstances! With that being said, all involved have my prayers.

So sad

Pretty safe to blame the 18 year old male involved.

What was the speed limit of the road there? It looks like a residential area. Thats crazy.

VST will get them!

Looks like some one on wrong side of the highway. Wasn’t reconstruction call on scene to investigate? They usually do in a fatality with 2 or more cars. Call Tommy Turner he knows everything!

Why haven't you named the 18 year old? Seems odd to me...

Horrific.

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14 hours ago

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Thank you to everyone for coming out today to support Special Olympics Virginia at the WaWa on J. Clyde today in #NewportNews! We're here until 2 pm.Thank you!! to everyone who stopped at Wawa on J. Clyde Morris Blvd. for Cover the Cruiser. The NNSO, Va. State Police & NNPD accepted donations to support Special Olympics Virginia. Law enforcement is committed to making a difference! ... See MoreSee Less

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It is great to have law enforcement partners who are committed to making a difference. Great to see everyone.

16 hours ago

Virginia State Police

DRIVE SMART Virginia
September is Bicyclist & Pedestrian Awareness Month in Virginia. Visit our website to learn how you can share the #ShareTheRoad #SeeAndBeSeen message! www.drivesmartva.org/outreach-and-education/toolkits/
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I think the cyclists should be licensed and the bikes registered to be sure that they know and understand the traffic laws. Too many times you see bikes riding 2 abreast and passing stopped traffic on the shoulder, among other things. The license and registration fees could be set aside to help create bike lanes.

When you start ticketing the cyclist I see blowing through red lights “because they don’t want to lose their momentum”, failing to stop for stop signs, weaving stopped traffic at intersections and riding two, three and four abreast to create impossible passing situations for motorists...then I’ll become more “aware”...

Bicyclists need to stay off narrow roads and not block traffic. On county back roads it happens often.

19 hours ago

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Mark your calendar for the CommUNITY Cup, Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 9:30 AM at River City Sportsplex. Representatives from the Richmond region's first responders and multicultural communities will join for a fun-filled day of soccer, community-building and interaction. The event is a regional partnership between Chesterfield County, Virginia, Hanover County, VA, Henrico County Government, City of Richmond, VA Government and the Virginia State Police. Other activities include food trucks, inflatables and booths. Admission is free. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

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Williamsburg Police Department - Williamsburg, VA
Two weeks ago was National Night Out 2019. We were challenged to make this year's event bigger and better, and with the help of our NNO committee and many local businesses we were able to pull it off! The committee met throughout the year and was instrumental in making this night a success! We are looking forward to another great event in 2020! Here are some highlights of this years event! Virginia State Police Colonial Williamsburg William & Mary Police Department
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Back the Blue๐Ÿ’™

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us โ€œCover the Cruiserโ€ this morning at the Rte 1 Wawa in #Woodbridge. We raised $700 in just 3 hours for Special Olympics Virginia Law Enforcement #TorchRun! #WTG #Thankful ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us โ€œCover the Cruiserโ€ this morning at the Rte 1 Wawa in #Woodbridge. We raised $700 in just 3 hours for Special Olympics Virginia Law Enforcement #TorchRun! #WTG #Thankful

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Great idea! Thank you!

Congratulations !โœจ

Nice job by everyone and thanks for doing this.

Fantastic!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations that's great !

That's awesome!

Congratulations #thisdriverhasyour6

Great job

Was this posted somewhere that it was going to happen? Didn’t know about it until after the fact. Where can we donate?

Congratulations VSP

Wow The great VSP

Great job

That's awesome!

Wish we had known...

Awesome!!

Congrats.

Awesome!

Support Law Enforcement ๐Ÿ’™

Awesome! God Bless

We need to see more of these. Totally awesome!

You doing that in Richmond?

Do you all still sell the shirts?

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2 days ago

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35 years ago today, Virginia State Trooper Johnny Bowman was violently murdered at his home in Manassas. The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for info leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.

Law enforcement is asking anyone with info about this crime to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or the Virginia State Police at 703-803-2676. You can also contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. All tips can remain anonymous.

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Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of VA. Any one with information should come forward!

I remember this. It was such a shock. Thank you for your service.

Thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice, may you be resting in peace.

Thank you Trooper for your service R.I.P.

Appreciate your service! Thanks for giving your all! May you RIP. May the Lord be with your family. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Rest in peace thank you for your service

I took the 911 call that early morning. I can still hear the wife's screaming! Would really love to see this solved for closure for a lot of people. RIP Johnny!

God Bless his family and the time he gave our state

RIP BROTHER

This is so SAD! Praying you solved this murder!!!๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

Fair Winds and Following Seas...

All respect for that officer. It’s a shame they haven’t found the individual that is responsible.

Oorah Marine

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Always remember. Never forget. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ’™

Way to many unsolved murders in this state !

RT I P

Someone knows something

Unsolved really?

Thank You for Your Service R.I.P

I remember, you can't tell me that some scumbag hasn't bragged about this to other scumbags out there

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Always and forever Back the Blue. We will never forget! Prayers always for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for others and the ones today dedicated to follow in the footsteps of their brothers and sisters in Blue.

Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service

Prayers for his family and friends ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

My condolences goes to the family a brother at end of watch.

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of VA

I hope pray that the V.S. P. Find the person who did this rest in peace.

๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ™ RIP Brother......

Rest in peace, Trooper Johnny Bowman. Never forgotten, always remembered.

RIP BROTHER

RIP Trooper.

I will never forget this. I was in the process of moving to No VA. And staying at the holiday in off 66 in Manassas when I heard this on news the morning after it happened. Sure wish this could be solved

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Always remember, never forget!

Gosh, I remember this so well, LOTS of speculation about murderer...RIP, Johnny

I took the 911 call on this. To this day I still hear his wife's screams. RIP Johnny!

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Tragic. I hope his murderer is brought to justice at some point.

VSP, solve this murder! Hire cold case experts as it's been too long without an arrest since this Trooper was killed.

I still say that the true killer is still alive, and has evaded proof of his crime! I’m sure that those who were around at that time deeply feel the same!

Have been friends with the Bowman family all my life...still cannot understand why this has not been solved to this day!

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another life taken too soon

NEVER FORGET

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Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service

RIP BROTHER

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of VA

Praying for his family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

We will NEVER forget those Officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their communities. We pray each day for all Officers everywhere and their safety. RESPECT needs to be restored in the US

Always remember. Never forget. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ’™

RIP

. NEVILLE HATCHER Inspector Neville Hatcher was shot and killed in Brandy, Culpeper County, while attempting to arrest a murder suspect. He had received information that the suspect was at his father's house. He located the man sitting in a car in front of the house and attempted to arrest him. The man was able to gain control of Inspector Hatcher's service weapon and shot him five times. Inspector Hatcher was transported to the University of Virginia Hospital, in Charlottesville, where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect fled the scene and evaded capture. Inspector Hatcher was survived by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. He was buried in Middleburg. On March 14, 1942, the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles was split into the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of State Police. The Virginia State Police assumed highway patrol duties while the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division assumed investigative duties.

NEVER FORGET

Always remember, never forget!

Always remember never forget

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Rest In Peace.

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of VA

God bless him and his family ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ

Never forget.Thank you for your service and your dedication. Glad you memory goes on.

RIP BROTHER

Praying for his family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

RIP officer praying for your family

Thanks for your service Sir. RIP

Thank you for your service! Praying for all!

God Bless you family and the time you gave the Great Blue and Gray

God bless

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Always remember. Never forget. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ’™

R.I.P. SIR AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Rest in peace thank you for your service

Always remember, never forget!

Always remember, never forget!

Always remember never forget

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5 days ago

Virginia State Police

It has been a busy week for members of the Loudoun County Underwater Search and Evidence Recovery Team (USERT). Deputy First Class (DFC) Brick, DFC Presson, and DFC Campbell attended a 32 hour training course in Fredericksburg and Richmond. This course certified these deputies as Underwater Criminal Investigators. DFC Smith, the USERT Team Leader and Master Underwater Criminal Investigator, accompanied his team to provide assistance and encouragement to our deputies as they took part in this demanding training.

During the course deputies learned about maritime crime scene documentation, sketches, photography, and evidence preservation. They practiced blind search techniques in zero foot visibility water. Our USERT deputies practiced recovering knives, firearms, vehicles, and bodies. The newly certified deputies will play an integral part in the future prosecution of a wide variety of criminal cases.

Upon their return to #Loudoun, our highly motivated deputies could not wait to get back into the water to further hone their skills. On Thursday the LCSO Underwater Search and Evidence Recovery Team joined up with the Virginia State Police Dive Team to conduct training at the Luck Stone Quarry in Leesburg. The training consisted of a mock body search and recovery. Thank you to Luck Stone for the training site and thank you to VSP Dive Team for joining our training!
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Thank you all,God bless.

Thank yall

Bodies Eh? So is that where Hillary is hiding them now?

6 days ago

Virginia State Police

Glad we could be of service! Thank you for sharing!No, this is not a traffic stop or car search. This amazing officer from Virginia State Police put on his work gloves to assist us after we got a flat tire on our way to camp. He ensured our safety and that of other drivers by putting out flares, while we waited for the right tools to get the spare from under the car. He did not leave the scene until we were safely on our way.

Our visitor from Europe was amazed at the service and vowed to tell her friends back home about this great encounter. Thank you, Officer and VSP. We appreciate your service.
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so proud of our VSP officers..please stay safe and God bless our men and women in blue..๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿš“

Well done Trooper!

This is just another great Virginia State Trooper. Thank you all for all you do to keep us safe and may God keep you safe as you serve.

Thanks Trooper! We lived in Virginia for 25 years. Never saw anything but top notch professionalism from VSP.

That's a Trooper for you always ready to serve, no questions

Thank you to this kind Virginia Trooper ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Great job, sir!!... Another one of Virginia's finest.

They are the best. Will done.

good job

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT ALL VA STATE TROOPERS!! MY BROTHER WAS A TROOPER.

That’s why they are the finest vsp troopers thank you all for all you do to protect us god bless and besafe

Thank you...God Bless

Our VSP are the BEST!!!

The VSP are real professionals and are great people.

I’m not surprised! ๐Ÿ’™

I had a state trooper tell me that he could not change my tire for me as it was against policy. He stood by and watched me struggle to change the tire. Thank goodness for officers like this one.

I had a tire to blow out on I81 near Staunton Christmas day --- Nighttime. With a 4 and 2 yr old in the car . called AAA for towing then called state police. The nicest trooper came and stayed with us until the tow truck came..just felt so much better having him with us. I would never have asked him to change my tire with all the tractor trailers going by. But really appreciated him being on duty. He was Away from his family and comforting mine. Thank you VSP for all you do!

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AWESOME!!!!

Awesome

I was pulled over by a Trooper on a motor cycle the other day. Entirely my fault, I had expired tags...anyway, I noticed that he had a clipboard. This company makes tactical clipboards among other things, but a little bit more protections is always good for our Troopers. hardwirellc.com/

Virginia’s Finest!

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Good man

Hey, democrap liberals and snowflakes, notice that the woman is smiling! Because a police officer helped her out. She didn't run and he didn't have to shoot her. I can't understand why the blacks see the police as the enemy!

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RIP Trooper

RIP

God bless you.

Prayers

Never forget

R.I.P. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

RIP

Always REMEMBER

RIP GONE but NOT FORGOTTEN

My prayers ๐Ÿ™ to the family and friends

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My God this is so sad, so many of them. God Bless their families.

Praying for her family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

R.I.P.

Rest in Peace Sister

RIP SISTER IN BLUE ๐Ÿ’™

RIP SISTER

My classmate #73rdsession

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Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of VA

Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service

Thanks for your service

You are still missed and loved. Sleep well.

Always remember, never forget!

Thank you for your service and praying for the family and loved ones that miss you

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#VSP Reclaims Funds Lost to Complex Cyber Phishing Scheme

As a result of extensive investigative efforts, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Culpeper Field Office has been able to reclaim more than half of the money lost in a complex phishing scam targeting the Spotsylvania County Public Schools system.

On Thursday (Aug. 15) state police handed over checks to the Spotsylvania County Government Treasurer's Office totaling $347,010.39. Additional checks will be forthcoming next week.

State police began the cyber investigation Aug. 1, 2019, and has been working with local and state law enforcement in other states in order to track down the fraudulent deposits made into accounts at multiple banks. State police are still pursuing the case and several individuals associated with the scam. No charges or arrests have been made at this stage of the ongoing investigation.

State police is also investigating two other potential cyber phishing scams involving county employees, but there is no evidence to suggest any of the three incidents is connected. Those investigations are ongoing, as well.
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#VSP Reclaims Funds Lost to Complex Cyber Phishing Scheme 

As a result of extensive investigative efforts, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations Culpeper Field Office has been able to reclaim more than half of the money lost in a complex phishing scam targeting the Spotsylvania County Public Schools system.

On Thursday (Aug. 15) state police handed over checks to the Spotsylvania County Government Treasurers Office totaling $347,010.39. Additional checks will be forthcoming next week. 

State police began the cyber investigation Aug. 1, 2019, and has been working with local and state law enforcement in other states in order to track down the fraudulent deposits made into accounts at multiple banks. State police are still pursuing the case and several individuals associated with the scam. No charges or arrests have been made at this stage of the ongoing investigation. 

State police is also investigating two other potential cyber phishing scams involving county employees, but there is no evidence to suggest any of the three incidents is connected. Those investigations are ongoing, as well.

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What a wonderful success story. VST are always out there working for the communities. Thank you for your dedication and forever service!

I don't support law enforcement

Thank you VSP! I am one of many Spotsylvania County residents that are very impressed and happy! ๐Ÿ’™

Great job troopers outstanding always

Great job VSP.

Kudos, keep up the good work

Outstanding! Good work VSP!

Great job VSP

You did what is usually never achieved! Kudos to you!

Some amazing work within the last couple months!

You guys are the Best๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Great!!!!!

Nice job.

Maybe we can get the State Police to investigate that time Gov. T-Mac sent millions of taxpayer money to a Chinese scam. What a hack!

Thak you V.S.P. doing great job.

Bobby Bryant

Jennifer Bowling Acors

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7 days ago

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7 days ago

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Hey guys, we want you to turn this stat on its head. That means driving sober and getting the guys you know to drive sober, too. Don’t drink, drive and die. #ArriveAlive ... See MoreSee Less

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Every TV show we watch , every movie we watch every mail adult has to drink after work ! Some of the best shows like Bluebloods preaches alcohol ever day !

wow

I've been saying it for a long time

Not surprised,that's why insurance companies charge more for men.

Don’t assume gender!

That what

Drunk women need to stop crashing them out.

Stop being so Dumb, men!!

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NHTSA
Drunk driving related deaths claim over 10,000 lives each year. We are launching the 2019 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' and 'If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High, Get A DUI' campaigns, which run from August 14 to September 2.

Beginning Friday, law enforcement officers will be on heightened alert for impaired drivers. Be a part of the solution - join our effort to eliminate impaired driving.

Special thanks to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Governors Highway Safety Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the U.S. Department of Transportation for partnering with us on this effort!

#DriveSober #ImpairedDriving

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As a mother who lost her 23 year old daughter this year to a drugged driver. Thank you

??..What's the tally on Cell Phone Accident's.

#VSP Captain Promoted to Executive Staff

Effective Aug. 10, 2019, Virginia State Police Captain Tricia W. Powers joins the Departmentโ€™s Executive Staff as a Deputy Director of the Bureau of Administrative and Support Services (BASS). State police Superintendent, Colonel Gary T. Settle, promoted Powers to the rank of major following the retirement of BASS Deputy Director, Major Lehew W. Miller III.

Powers has been serving as the commander of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division since her promotion to captain in 2016. Since transferring to CJIS as a lieutenant in 2013, Powers has provided leadership to the divisionโ€™s 250 sworn and civilian personnel, and overseen the stateโ€™s Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE), Sex Offender Registry, Firearms Transaction Center, Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN), and the Uniform Crime Reporting/Incident Based Reporting program. She represented the Department as a gubernatorial appointee to the SEARCH Consortium and as the FBI CJIS Systems Officer.

Powers graduated the Virginia State Police Academy in 1994 with the 90th Basic Session. Her first patrol assignment as a new trooper was in the #Culpeper Divisionโ€™s Area 13 Office in Winchester. In 1997, she was promoted to special agent and advanced to the rank of first sergeant working in general investigations and drug enforcement in the Culpeper and #Chesapeake Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Field Offices. She returned to uniform as a first sergeant in 2010 as the commander of the Chesapeake Divisionโ€™s Area 32 office in Norfolk/Virginia Beach. In 2012, Powers was promoted to lieutenant in the Richmond Division. A native of #Luray, Va., Powers is a 2012 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. She earned a bachelorโ€™s degree in education from Bridgewater College and a master of criminal justice degree from Troy State University.

Miller was appointed to the BASS Deputy Director position in September 2016. Previously he had served three years as the division commander of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Division. Prior to his promotion to captain of the ICT Division, Miller served nine years in the capacities of lieutenant and first sergeant in the BCI Criminal Intelligence Division. He joined State Police as a dispatcher in 1992 and was assigned to the State Police Culpeper Division. He graduated from the State Police Academy in May 1994 with his first patrol assignment in #CarolineCounty. Three years later, Miller was promoted to special agent in the Drug Enforcement Section of the Richmond BCI Field Office. A graduate of Emory and Henry College with a bachelorโ€™s degree in history and geography, he has received numerous service awards during his tenure with the Department and has served on numerous state and national boards and subcommittees related to public safety telecommunications and homeland security. He is also a 2007 graduate of the National Criminal Justice Command College.

The Bureau of Administrative and Support Services consists of the Information and Communication Technologies, Criminal Justice Information Services, Human Resources, Property and Finance, and Training divisions. Employees within this Bureau provide the Virginia State Police, as well as local and other state law enforcement, with support and essential services through their expertise and technical and professional backgrounds. BASS includes the largest number of civilian personnel within the Department.
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#VSP Captain Promoted to Executive Staff

Effective Aug. 10, 2019, Virginia State Police Captain Tricia W. Powers joins the Departmentโ€™s Executive Staff as a Deputy Director of the Bureau of Administrative and Support Services (BASS). State police Superintendent, Colonel Gary T. Settle, promoted Powers to the rank of major following the retirement of BASS Deputy Director, Major Lehew W. Miller III. 

Powers has been serving as the commander of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division since her promotion to captain in 2016. Since transferring to CJIS as a lieutenant in 2013, Powers has provided leadership to the divisionโ€™s 250 sworn and civilian personnel, and overseen the stateโ€™s Central Criminal Records Exchange (CCRE), Sex Offender Registry, Firearms Transaction Center, Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN), and the Uniform Crime Reporting/Incident Based Reporting program. She represented the Department as a gubernatorial appointee to the SEARCH Consortium and as the FBI CJIS Systems Officer. 

Powers graduated the Virginia State Police Academy in 1994 with the 90th Basic Session. Her first patrol assignment as a new trooper was in the #Culpeper Divisionโ€™s Area 13 Office in Winchester. In 1997, she was promoted to special agent and advanced to the rank of first sergeant working in general investigations and drug enforcement in the Culpeper and #Chesapeake Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Field Offices. She returned to uniform as a first sergeant in 2010 as the commander of the Chesapeake Divisionโ€™s Area 32 office in Norfolk/Virginia Beach. In 2012, Powers was promoted to lieutenant in the Richmond Division.  A native of #Luray, Va., Powers is a 2012 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. She earned a bachelorโ€™s degree in education from Bridgewater College and a master of criminal justice degree from Troy State University.

Miller was appointed to the BASS Deputy Director position in September 2016. Previously he had served three years as the division commander of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Division. Prior to his promotion to captain of the ICT Division, Miller served nine years in the capacities of lieutenant and first sergeant in the BCI Criminal Intelligence Division. He joined State Police as a dispatcher in 1992 and was assigned to the State Police Culpeper Division. He graduated from the State Police Academy in May 1994 with his first patrol assignment in #CarolineCounty. Three years later, Miller was promoted to special agent in the Drug Enforcement Section of the Richmond BCI Field Office. A graduate of Emory and Henry College with a bachelorโ€™s degree in history and geography, he has received numerous service awards during his tenure with the Department and has served on numerous state and national boards and subcommittees related to public safety telecommunications and homeland security. He is also a 2007 graduate of the National Criminal Justice Command College.

The Bureau of Administrative and Support Services consists of the Information and Communication Technologies, Criminal Justice Information Services, Human Resources, Property and Finance, and Training divisions. Employees within this Bureau provide the Virginia State Police, as well as local and other state law enforcement, with support and essential services through their expertise and technical and professional backgrounds. BASS includes the largest number of civilian personnel within the Department.

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Congratulations to you Both

Congrats Tricia Weatherholtz Powers! I think of you whenever I see a big Newfie. Glad to see you’re doing so well!

Congratulations Major Powers and all the best for your promotion! All your hard work, and dedication deserve this achievement. I am so happy for you!

Congratulations

Congrats on your retirement and next chapter of your career, Lee!

CONGRATULATIONS TRISH ! I love it when I can say that my “ I TOLD YOU SO “ comes true!! It has always been obvious that you have what it takes to get the job done. You have earned every step!!

Congratulations! Your service is most commendable! You and all VST please stay safe!

Congratulations to both of the Troopers! Great work and I ask God to bless all of you and yours and your fellow Troopers in Virginia.

Congratulations Major Powers! You make the CJIS proud! They are blessed to have you. Well deserved!

Congratulations!

Congratulations . God's army

My goodness Lee! You are much too young too retire. What’s next?

Congratulations. Rewards gor work well done. Va is proud of you. Keep up the good work

Congratulations! Awesome!

Congratulations to both

Congratulations To The Both Of Youโค

Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations Trish. Hard to believe it was that long ago you were in Winchester during your FTO days and playing softball. I salute you!! ๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations to both for jobs well done and thank you for your continued service

Congratulations to you both. Your service is greatly appreciated !!!!!!

Congratulations to both on their promotion and retirement.

Congrats on the appointment and the retirement!! Thank you for continued leadership!!

Congratulations to both!

Congratulations

Congratulations, Thank you for your service !!!!

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Last week, the New Jersey State Police hosted a week-long "Fundamentals of Executive Protection" Course at the State Police Training Academy in Sea Girt, N.J.

The course focused on various topics including protective operations formations, single person protection training, operation of a vehicle in a motorcade, martial arts, and advanced first aid training with trauma nurses from Jersey Shore Medical Center. The participants were also exposed to a variety of real-life scenarios where they had an opportunity to use the training they learned.

The more than 30 participants included members of the Arkansas State Police, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Illinois State Police, Kentucky State Police, Maryland State Police, Massachusetts State Police, New York State Police, Rhode Island State Police, Virginia State Police, Vermont State Police, Essex County Sheriff's Office, Federal Air Marshals, Newark NJ Department of Public Safety, Borough of Rumson Police Department, and Johnson and Johnson global security team.
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Stay safe always...God Blesses

#Virginia #SeniorAlert CANCELLED: Missing #Tennessee Man SAFELY LOCATED in Virginia Beach

Signal Mountain Police Department is still searching for a missing resident who was last seen Monday morning (8/12) in Raleigh, North Carolina, but may have traveled through Suffolk, Virginia later Monday evening.

George M. Holton Jr., 79, is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair. He is 5'10 and weighs 145 lbs. He is believed to be driving a black 2018 Chevrolet Traverse with #Tennessee license plate: 5G68P9.

Mr. Holton suffers from a cognitive impairment and his disappearance poses a credible threat to his health and safety. He may need medical attention.

Anyone with information about Mr. Holton and/or his vehicle is asked to call 911 or the #HamiltonCounty, #TN Emergency Communications Center at 423-622-0022.

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#Virginia #SeniorAlert CANCELLED: Missing #Tennessee Man SAFELY LOCATED in Virginia Beach

Signal Mountain Police Department is still searching for a missing resident who was last seen Monday morning (8/12) in Raleigh, North Carolina, but may have traveled through Suffolk, Virginia later Monday evening.

George M. Holton Jr., 79, is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair. He is 510 and weighs 145 lbs. He is believed to be driving a black 2018 Chevrolet Traverse with #Tennessee license plate: 5G68P9. 

Mr. Holton suffers from a cognitive impairment and his disappearance poses a credible threat to his health and safety. He may need medical attention.

Anyone with information about Mr. Holton and/or his vehicle is asked to call 911 or the #HamiltonCounty, #TN Emergency Communications Center at 423-622-0022. 

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#Virginia #SeniorAlert CANCELLED: Mr. Holton has been safely located in #VirginiaBeach. TY for sharing the Alert. Suffolk Police Department

Jesus please pour Your Most Precious Blood over this Man Protect Him From all evil Send Saint Michael to Protect And Defend Him And Bring Him Home Safely Amen By the Power And Spirit Of God And by the Wounds Of Jesus Christ In Jesus name Amen

Glad he was located

Amen.

1 week ago

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Thank you, Charlottesville Police Department. #RIP #ThinBlueLineTo honor the lives and sacrifices of Virginia State Police Trooper-Pilots Berke Bates and Jay Cullen, who lost their lives in the line of duty from a helicopter crash on August 12, 2017, our officers will shroud their badges for the next week. #NeverForget ... See MoreSee Less

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I was at a gas station in Charlottesville yesterday where several motorcycle Troopers and police officers were gassing up and I couldn’t help but just feel so humbled by there presence. These hero’s risk their lives on a daily basis for my safety and the safety of my children. I am just in awe and utter appreciation for what they do and the sacrifices they make. I wanted to tell them thank you yesterday, but was a little nervous. So I will say it here, thank you so much for what you do. I appreciate it more than I can express into words. I’ll never forget all that you do on a daily basis and I pray for all law enforcement officers safety. True hero’s.

So sorry for your lost ๐Ÿ™ prayers to you all God bless you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Thank you always for your service and the sacrifice made by so manyโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ž

Thank you for your service. God Bless ๐Ÿ™

That was a very sad day Prayers for your families

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of Virginia

I still have tons of mix feelings about this tragedy. May they Rest In Peace.

The original post showed up in my Facebook memories today. ๐Ÿ˜ฅโค

God Bless their families and the time they both gave the great Blue and Gray

Thank you so so much!!

RIP officers

Thank you

God bless

At the State, and Local levels. It often gets overlooked as to how much is given to the communities. Up to, and including the ultimate sacrifice. Thanks fo all you do!

Well Done Charlottesville.

Thank you for protecting the citizens of Virginia.

I believe they were called to Heaven "Home" ๐Ÿ’™Never Forget Heros Never Die ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Their life matters!

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Class act my Southern Brother's, from a Jersey Cop!

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My parents, my wife Jenni Ann Bates and our children will never forget their beloved son, uncle and my baby-brother, Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates. We love you Berke.

The last two years have been difficult for the Bates and Cullen families. These were two great Troopers doing what they loved, flying for the Virginia State Police. RIP Berke and Jay we miss you.

๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Prayers for the families of Trooper Bates and Trooper Cullen. While the rest of us go about our daily lives, theirs have been changed forever. Thank you, Virginia State Police Trooper Bates and Trooper Cullen for your dedicated service to the citizens of the Commonwealth. Your bravery will never be forgotten! Rest in peace. ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ

Continue to RIP Trooper you gave the ultimate sacrifice thanks for your special god continue to bless his family and love ones

So very sorry for the loss of these two brave men. Prayers for Peace go out to their families and their Family of Brothers.

I'm so terribly sorry this is so sad Prayers of Courage and strength for Family & Friends I'm Heartily sorry ๐Ÿ’™

Thank you for your service years, and prayers for family and friends that remember each day they spent with you.

Rest In Peace Troopers. Thank you for your service and my God be with you as you gave the ultimate- your life for the Commonwealth. Fly high and watch over those left behind.

Always remember never forgotten! Thank for your service, R.I.P.โคโคโค

Prayers for all, and RIP Sirs! Thanks for your service!!!!!!!

Thanks for your service. RIP.

With sincere appreciation for your Service and Sacrifice.

Praying for their families ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Rest in peace. Your labor is done.

Thank you both for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of Virginia

Prayers for the families

Rest In Peace Lt. Cullen and Trooper Bates.

True hero’s. Rest In Peace. I’m praying for your families โค๏ธ

True Heroes, thank you for your service, God Bless you.

Thank you for your service and the ultimate sacrifice.

May their Memories be Eternal!

Prayers for the families.

Thank you for your service, May you both RIP๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Prayers for all. Yes

An awful day. Prayers for their family and friends.

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2 weeks ago

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CAPTURED...CAPTURED! Thank you for helping us to spread the word this week about Curtis Ray Watson, who was caught this morning in the Henning area. We appreciate your vigilance and your support over the past few days! It's a great day in Tennessee!

EARLIER POST:

TENNESSEE BLUE ALERT: We need your help to find Curtis Ray Watson, an escapee of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning.

Watson is also a person-of-interest in the homicide of a Tennessee Department of Correction employee today.

UPDATES HERE: tbinewsroom.com/2019/08/07/statewide-blue-alert-issued-after-tdoc-administrator-found-dead/

Call 911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND if you see him!

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/tbi/documents/most-wanted/Blue%20Alert%20Version%20USTN_WATSONCurtisTen...
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THANK GOD

thank God again a great job by the State Police

Thank God. Good work.

He doesn't look too happy! A job well done. Thank you!!

Great job well done guys.

Awesome job! Thank You!

Thank you all who helped get this pos glad all our troopers and officers are safe thank god

Great job officers thank you and God bless you all

Great Job!

Good job law enforcement

Good job!!

Although I don't live in Tennessee, thank you TBI and all the police officers for your hard work to keep the public safe from this menace.

good riddince.

Great,!!!!!

Good job

Awesome!!!!!!

Wonderful news!

Thanks for the great work. This one worried me as he had nothing to lose. He killed to get out he'd do it again. VSP awesome!!!!

was driving back through this area, as the word came out they caught him..Relieved...as we got close to the area!!! Well done

Time for some "Eye for an eye" justice!

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿš”

So glad he's off the streets!

Ha! Not happy!!! Good work by the police!!

I guess that camouflage wasn’t doing its job ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ

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2 weeks ago

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So here's a story about a woman who is always late getting her car inspected, a windshield crack, a state police officer and a little horse named Stella....

On the way to work this morning, I came upon a Virginia State Police check point. And it went a little something like this....

Me: (hands officer my license)

Officer, very sternly: Ma'am, where are you headed?

Me: To work.

Officer: Is there any reason you're driving with an expired state inspection?

Me: I know. I do. I'm sorry. My windshield got a crack and I couldn't get it inspected until I had it replaced and today was the first day they could replace it and I have an appointment...

Officer (unimpressed and more sternly): You understand the ONLY place you are to drive with an expired inspection sticker is to the auto repair shop.

Me: Yes sir, I do know, and I'm sorry, I can give you the name of the windshield place and I promise---

((Officer glances into the back of my car) (Incredulously): Is that a HORSE?!!!!!

Me: Yes sir. (Rolls down back window)

At this point, our honorable Virginia State Police Officer makes a most amazing transformation from stern, no nonsense, ultra authoritative man into a GRINNING LITTLE BOY.

Me: She's a rescue. She's an orphan. I take her to work every day. She's been so sick---

(Officer Grin From Ear To Ear thrusts licence back at me) Get out of here. Go on. But if I catch you again...

Me: Yes sir, I understand, I'm so sorry, I'll get it taken care of. Thank you and be safe.

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Stella, baby, if you can make one of our State Officers grin like that, you are worth your weight in gold!!!! I didn't get the officer's name but I thank him for his kindness, his humanity, his sense of humor and his service!!!!!
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Thank you for taking care of Stella And thank the officer who showed (as I know when I work fire and ems beside them) they have huge hearts !!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

There are Plenty of Fine State Troopers that have big hearts understanding and beautiful SMILES๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜

Great Job! Remember, God placed a special gift within us all. Each day is something special to us all. Always leave room to Express and share the Love that God placed within you. Yes, we all have a Job to do! Remember while performing those duties to leave room to express the kindness and love that we were forever Bless with. Smiles and an act of kindness will radiate in a persons heart โค๏ธ forever.

I love this post, I found myself wondering what some of the VSP Troopers I have known would have done in this situation. Most likely the same thing, well done VSP.

Great story thank you officer for your compassion. And I hope Stella is doing much better

Good bless you all! No every stop ends in a ticket or jail although please continue to treat them all the same from the beginning you show your kindness afterwards. Thank you for your service and yes I too learned my lesson the hard way once upon a time.

And the pony has a teddy bear??

I love that Virginia State Police shared this!

What a great story! Made my day!!

AWESOME story. I'm smiling as I type this.

Thank You Trooper ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Sweet baby Thanks you๐Ÿด๐ŸŽ

We love our Blue and Rescue! Wonderful story.

.This story reminded me of how I was guilty of never getting my inspection performed in time nor my mammograms either & wow, transportation vessels sure do cost a lot of money if not properly cared for & maintained. Question tho...is the pony potty trained or does she have to put down puppy pads in her back seat? Asking for the car detailing class students at WWRC.

Awesome!!! We have the best Troopers!! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ Stay safe out there Troopers.

Awesome Great job and best wishes to Stella ๐Ÿ‘

I have met an known several Virginia State Police Officers and have found none finer. I do have a cute story but it is about a legend in my home state Missouri. This is about Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant and former Phelps County Sheriff Thomas W. Pasley. I worked at a Truck Stop near Rolla Missouri, T & T on Interstate 44 while in High School, 1954 through 1957. Sergeant Tom, would stop by quite often and would always say hi, he was my hero. One evening, I was extremely busy and did not see or pay much attention to all the cars in front of the restaurant. Sergeant Tom asked if I knew who was driving the car with the animal tied on the front fender. I had not seen it so politely said no. He went back to his car and waited until the owner came out of the restaurant. Sergeant Tom walked over to him, now you have to picture this State Police Officer, very dignified, in charge a true model. He addressed the owner of the car and said is that your animal tied to your car. The guy said yes sir, I shot that deer earlier this evening. Sergeant Tom said something like, that is not a deer, you shot someone’s mule. I had snuck around to see what was going on and could not believe what I saw. It was a Mule, not a deer. I have no idea what happened, I was in a state of non belief. Sergeant Tom was the the best.

Amen!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•you deserve a break!

I love the horses little afro

She's so cute!

Now this was a great story.

It is a beautiful miniature horse. Those eyes!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Great story!!

Thank you Virginia State Police!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

I love this!

I realize this is from 2017, but I love it

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Man Pleads Guilty to Delivering 11 Kilos of Drugs to Virginia

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. โ€“ A California man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

According to court documents, Adrian Barraza-Pena, 27, of Riverside, was given a recreational vehicle in Riverside and was instructed to accompany another man to Memphis, in that recreational vehicle. On May 12, Barraza-Pena and the other man arrived in Memphis. Two days later, Barraza-Pena and the other man were instructed to start driving towards Virginia to meet a third man at a certain parking lot in South Hill. At this meeting, the man accompanying Barraza-Pena made contact with the third man and gave him a bag, which contained 8.54 kilograms of heroin and 3 kilograms of cocaine.

Barraza-Pena pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life when sentenced on November 20. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Michael K. Lamonea, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcementโ€™s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Norfolk, Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administrationโ€™s (DEA) Washington Field Division, Kelly R. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, Washington, D.C. Field Office, IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and Colonel Gary T. Settle, Superintendent of Virginia State Police, made the announcement after U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller accepted the plea. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Amy E. Cross, Peter G. Osyf, and Kevin P. Hudson are prosecuting the case.



A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorneyโ€™s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:19-cr-47.
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Good job guys! Keep that stuff outta Virginia! (And anywhere!)

Whoa!!!!!

Give him life

The feds dont care if you were born here or not

They're innocent immigrants. Why are you treating them like this? ๐Ÿ™„

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2 weeks ago

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Red-light cameras make our streets safer. They have
been shown to reduce fatal red-light running crashes
in large cities by 21%. ๐Ÿ’ช Crashes stop when you do.
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I wonder if the private companies who provide the cameras and monitoring, and who financially benefit from same, also provide this data.....

The state of Ohio needs to take note

Is this an advertisement for the "Mail a ticket to the vehicle owner" camera? It still amazes me how anyone can mail a ticket to an inanimate object. With this logic anyone can receive a citation for anything at any time. I'm still not convinced it is legal.

In Suffolk County, New York, the fatal accidents were down a bit but the total number of rear-end accidents from the red light cameras was significantly higher, enough so for the legislature to recommend removing the cameras.

Can we please please please tell this to Lynchburg. I see people run red lights on a near daily basis since moving here six years ago. I saw maybe three people do that in the 40 years I grew up in the Richmond area. I almost got hit just last week by someone who didn't even try to slow down.

Sure could use on here in front of my house. No has died yet as I know of ,but folks coming off 29 just speed right up the hill and don't even slow down. I won't even cross the street to catch the bus I take my side of the road it's safer.

Since the state police are hard to find any more on the interstates except they come out of someplace when there's an accident, I'm for speed cameras if you re doing 10mph over, you get cited and a ticket is mailed...

Red light tickets also make corporations and cities a lot of money. Despite the fact they are completely unconstitutional and carry no actual penalty of law to pay the fine since no one can actually prove who was driving the vehicle at the time of infraction.

In my area of NJ they didnt do anything, even sometimes caused more accidents by people overcompensating and slamming on their brakes too early. The cameras got taken down over here due to so much backlash. They dont help.

So in short Virginia State Police y’all are professionals and we expect Better than reposting this skewed and false data. Enforce the driving in the left lane law - that keeps road rage down and makes it safer for all.

Face it: people don't want to govern themselves...

Where is the full set of data? Sounds like this is nit picked data.

I’d be interested to know by what percentage it increases rear end collisions.

But they increase the rear end accidents at intersections.

Cameras drive revenues up by 65% where they are installed.

Cameras catch 'cars' running a red light, but not necessarily the registered owner doing so.

WELL THEY WORK WHEN ON .THE SHUT THEN DOWN IN CHESAPEAKE AT ATLANTIC AND CAMPOSTELLIA AND IT IS GETTING WORSE BY THE DAY ALMOST BEEN HIT TWICE. ALSO MIL AND IR RD. NOT BAD YET

BS! I see more redlight running in DC then anywhere in VA!

Yeah the stoped fixing all the roads and spent the money on camaras now more people die trying gang on to there steering wheel

All for it.

I don't really see how a camera can make this difference

KY forbids it. Wise move

Please tell me how many more non-fatal crashes happen at those same intersections.

Just a money making scheme as if we aren’t taxed to death as is

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2 weeks ago

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Nearly a half century of serving The Commonwealth. Retiree Ed Tinsley holds the record as the longest serving State Trooper on the road.. 48 years! He credits his Momma for his success. “I Have a Story” 11pm WTVR CBS 6 News Virginia State Police ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for all your years of service, enjoy your much deserved retirement

Thank you for so many years of state service. Enjoy your well deserved retirement!

You were always a great help! Enjoy your retirement!

Thank you for service and dedication.

Highly respected Trooper whom I had the honor to work with, dedicated and loyal to VSP....Thanks Ed!!!! Hope you are doing well (#827)...

Thank you sir!

Thank you for your years of service and enjoy your retirement!

Took several of your vcin classes. Classic trooper thanks for your service

Congratulations. to you on your retirement. Thank you for your service. May God Bless you in all you do and keep you safe.

Thank u for your service, Sir, to the Commonwealth and its citizens.

Thank you

Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your SERVICE

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!

Wow!! That is amazing sir!!!!

Unbelievable. Congratulations on your retirement.

I hope the story will be put online so we can enjoy it.

Trying to remember where our paths crossed. I was stationed in Area 8 Toll Road when I got out of the academy. Would have thought you at least 1-2 times in photography during the annual in service. Did the annual inspection program slides for 10 years. One of the pilots. Anyway congrats.

Congratulations!!!

Great Man and Great Career! Good Job Ed.

Happy retirement. You deserve it.

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

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2 weeks ago

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Karina Bolster - NBC12
Virginia State Police are still searching for leads in the murder of a Hanover teen who was killed while driving back from Virginia Beach on I-64 in 1999. Today I spoke with Sara A. Bruehl’s mother about the case on the 20th anniversary of her daughter’s death.

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Lord Bless you Women ๐Ÿ™ I'm Heartily sorry this happened to your Lovely Precious Daughter Prayers of Comfort and prayers for him to be found out and charged for this heinous cime.

#Virginia State Police Continues to Seek Leads in Unsolved 1999 #NewKentCounty Homicide

The #VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigationโ€™s (BCI) Richmond Field Office continues to pursue new leads and tips connected to the 1999 unsolved homicide of a Mechanicsville, Virginia teenager in New Kent County. To date, state police is still working to identify the male suspect who fired several rounds into the 1999 Nissan Altima Sara Bruehl had rented to drive to Virginia Beach with her two close friends on Aug. 8, 1999.

It was 20 years ago on the Sunday evening of Aug. 8 that Sara #Bruehl and her two friends were shot at while traveling along Interstate 64 near Exit 205 for Bottoms Bridge. Tragically, Sara, who was driving, was shot and killed prior to her vehicle crashing off the right side of the interstate. Her 18-year-old female front-seat passenger was also shot, but survived her injuries. The 17-year-old female backseat passenger survived injuries resulting from the vehicle crash. All three were recent graduates of Atlee High School in Hanover County.

The suspect was described as a light-skinned African-American or Hispanic male, with dark eyes and a goatee. The suspect vehicle was described as a small, red car with tinted windows and halogen lights. Based on witness statements and other information gathered during the course of the investigation, it is believed that Sara and the driver of the red car had engaged in a โ€œcat-and-mouseโ€ game of speeding up, slowing down and changing lanes over about a 20-mile stretch of I-64. Both vehicles were heading west when the other driver pulled up in the right lane next to Saraโ€™s vehicle, rolled down the driverโ€™s side window, and shot four times into the Nissan Sara was driving. The suspect sped away in the westbound lanes of I-64 as the Nissan ran off the right side of the interstate at Exit 205 and struck a tree. The shooting occurred at about 9:10 p.m.

โ€œWe know there are people out there today, even 20 years later, who know who was responsible for taking this young girlโ€™s life and injuring her friends,โ€ said Captain Tim Ring, VSP BCI Richmond Field Office Commander. โ€œState police is still committed to identifying this individual and bringing him to justice. We owe it to Sara and her family to solve this case once and for all. Thatโ€™s why we are still pursuing leads and still asking for people to come forward with any information they may have to share on this drive-by shooting.โ€

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at #77 on a cell phone or 1-800-552-9965 or by email to questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

Sara's family has also set up a website: www.sarabruehl.com

Sara A. Bruehl Memories New Kent County Sheriff's Office
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#Virginia State Police Continues to Seek Leads in Unsolved 1999 #NewKentCounty Homicide

The #VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigationโ€™s (BCI) Richmond Field Office continues to pursue new leads and tips connected to the 1999 unsolved homicide of a Mechanicsville, Virginia teenager in New Kent County. To date, state police is still working to identify the male suspect who fired several rounds into the 1999 Nissan Altima Sara Bruehl had rented to drive to Virginia Beach with her two close friends on Aug. 8, 1999.

It was 20 years ago on the Sunday evening of Aug. 8 that Sara #Bruehl and her two friends were shot at while traveling along Interstate 64 near Exit 205 for Bottoms Bridge. Tragically, Sara, who was driving, was shot and killed prior to her vehicle crashing off the right side of the interstate. Her 18-year-old female front-seat passenger was also shot, but survived her injuries. The 17-year-old female backseat passenger survived injuries resulting from the vehicle crash.   All three were recent graduates of Atlee High School in Hanover County. 

The suspect was described as a light-skinned African-American or Hispanic male, with dark eyes and a goatee. The suspect vehicle was described as a small, red car with tinted windows and halogen lights. Based on witness statements and other information gathered during the course of the investigation, it is believed that Sara and the driver of the red car had engaged in a โ€œcat-and-mouseโ€ game of speeding up, slowing down and changing lanes over about a 20-mile stretch of I-64. Both vehicles were heading west when the other driver pulled up in the right lane next to Saraโ€™s vehicle, rolled down the driverโ€™s side window, and shot four times into the Nissan Sara was driving. The suspect sped away in the westbound lanes of I-64 as the Nissan ran off the right side of the interstate at Exit 205 and struck a tree. The shooting occurred at about 9:10 p.m. 

โ€œWe know there are people out there today, even 20 years later, who know who was responsible for taking this young girlโ€™s life and injuring her friends,โ€ said Captain Tim Ring, VSP BCI Richmond Field Office Commander. โ€œState police is still committed to identifying this individual and bringing him to justice. We owe it to Sara and her family to solve this case once and for all. Thatโ€™s why we are still pursuing leads and still asking for people to come forward with any information they may have to share on this drive-by shooting.โ€ 

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at #77 on a cell phone or 1-800-552-9965 or by email to questions@vsp.virginia.gov. 

Saras family has also set up a website: www.sarabruehl.com 

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Remember this well. Prayers for the family. HPD Retired.

Unfortunately some of the information in this article is incorrect...but it's been 20 years it's not going to change now. ๐Ÿ™

I remember this well. We lived down there at the time.

A beautiful young lady whose life was taken way to young/to soon!!! This perpetrator needs to be caught so this young girls family may rest there minds that he is caught and getting justice. Please let this young lady RIP.

Sara Bruehl was one of my Schoolmates from Atlee High School

Tip" this driver must have had road rage .leading to the fact of the possible rt taken alot . Check the discription of the suspect. Threw local business. And insurrance photos for DMV. For insurrance purposes. Seems like a road rage case . so the route by the suspect could have been traveled daily. due to only females and the single male aggression towards only females. Or the suspect was not aware of females. Non the less its A good start. Or atleast a different route.On the old.

sure hope somebody comes forward to help solve this senseless crime....rest in peace sara....

He had to have some type of name sonewhere. Then use age to face recognition. When a possibke is found.

Justice for Sara!!!

Tammy Salyer was shot & killed on I81 exit 7 Bristol VA in 1990. No one has ever been charged.

The vehicles were headed west not east

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2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

CAPTURED! Thank you for helping us to spread the word this week about Curtis Ray Watson, who was caught this morning in the Henning area. We appreciate your vigilance and your support over the past few days! It's a great day in Tennessee!

EARLIER POST:

TENNESSEE BLUE ALERT: We need your help to find Curtis Ray Watson, an escapee of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning.

Watson is also a person-of-interest in the homicide of a Tennessee Department of Correction employee today.

UPDATES HERE: tbinewsroom.com/2019/08/07/statewide-blue-alert-issued-after-tdoc-administrator-found-dead/

Call 911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND if you see him!

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/tbi/documents/most-wanted/Blue%20Alert%20Version%20USTN_WATSONCurtisTen...
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Oh no! Prayers for the Correction Officer's family and friends.

Any reason to believe he’s heading to Virginia? (I hope not).

Wtg Tennessee ๐Ÿคฆ‍โ™€๏ธ why I carry 24/7

Now, he's probably clean-shaven and wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses. I'm sure he's keeping his tattoos covered also.

This is the DOC Ofc. He killed her life matters!!! Find him please! www.odmp.org/officer/24184-correctional-administrator-debra-johnson

Shared in WV

The community is alot safer now that he's in custody

Any ties to Virginia areas?

I thought they found him dead?

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#Virginians beware of the latest scam trend targeting phones with 804, 540 & 434 area codes where the caller claims that your #SocialSecurity number has been compromised. The Social Security Administration would never call you to alert you of such problems. Hang up & never give out personal information - to include your Social Security # - to anyone over the phone. For tips on how to protect you and your family, watch this video. Please share this information with senior family members who scammers often aggressively target.Scam artists go to great lengths to trick you out of your personal information or money. By educating yourself and knowing how to identify and report various... ... See MoreSee Less

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My area code is 304, WV, and I received a call saying that same message. Please include WV in this warning!!!

We have actually received quite a few of them.

Yea, we've all had it happen to us in this house. I still have the message on my phone. I had already warned everyone.

My area code is 276 and I have received that call also.

My area code is from Michigan and I got three calls in a row with the same message.

I have received 4 of those calls in this week.

Thanks VSP for sharing this.

I am in Georgia - received 3 calls in area 678

My Mom and I both have had these calls.

Area code 703 Has also been getting A LOT of these! ๐Ÿคฌ

I have received 4 of these in the last week.

215 Area code in Philadelphia-my 87 year old mom just got a call and thankfully hung up.

Got one of these yesterday. Didn't answer and they left a number to return the call. Why can't they trace the number?

In one day I get 6-10 spam calls... I usually play with it. But give very stupid answers that way I waste thier time and get a giggle

I got a restricted phone call about 130pm and they stated they were from social security administration and they were filing a fraud suit against me and that warrant for arrest papers have been filed... Then it asked me to press 1 to talk to a lawyer... I hung up.

You can expand that to 757 now too. Got the call today. ๐Ÿ˜‘

Also on area code 276. They called me.

Me too !

I received one today from this number 800-772-6809 and my mom received 2 a few weeks ago saying my social security number has been suspended

Alison Apgar

Tony Clinedinst

Linda Moore

I average 10-20 scam calls a day. I'm on the do not call list...does no good. I now use call blocker... non contact callers are automatically blocked.

They need to make this a felony and track down this scum. Thank you for sharing as I will also share this.

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2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Traveling along the I-95 corridor this evening? Be #WeatherAware for thunderstorms & strong winds. Plz remember windshield wipers = headlights in #Virginia. #BuckleUp #ArriveAlive #Drive2SaveLives[2:20 PM] A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of DC, MD, NC, VA until 8 PM EDT. Damaging winds to as high as 70 mph, large hail, and very heavy rainfall will be the main threats with the strongest storms. As always, our Twitter account (@NWSWakefieldVA) will be updated frequently with the latest warning information. ... See MoreSee Less

Traveling along the I-95 corridor this evening? Be #WeatherAware for thunderstorms & strong winds. Plz remember windshield wipers = headlights in #Virginia. #BuckleUp #ArriveAlive #Drive2SaveLives

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Be safe everyone!

I just took a two mile walk around North Stafford High School in Stafford County. There were some gray clouds to the north and southeast

Thank you for the heads up, Virginia State Police! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Stay safe everyone

Today, FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency , coordinating with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The nationwide test will be sent to radio and TV stations beginning at 2:20 p.m. EDT. Details here: go.usa.gov/xyurC #EAS #PublicSafety ... See MoreSee Less

Today, FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency , coordinating with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The nationwide test will be sent to radio and TV stations beginning at 2:20 p.m. EDT. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xyurC #EAS #PublicSafety

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Luray Police Department would like to thank all of the Sponsors, Vendors and First Responders that came out to make National Night Out a success in Luray!

Please help us thank:

ANDERSEN Storm Doors & Screen - Donated Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Softdrinks and Water, Special Thanks to their staff for preparing the food for our event as well.

Walmart Luray - Donated Water, Cotton Candy, and Popcorn for our event.

Escape 211 - Information Booth and staff to raise awareness about their new business.

David Foltz Photography - For donating his time and supplies to provide a Photo Booth, there were a lot of fun photographs given away.

Choices - Information Booth and Face Painting

PACA - Information Booth, Hidden In Plain Sight Items, Face Painting and some great Trivia Questions with prizes.

Town of Luray (Official) - Bounce House for the children.

K9 Quba's Page - For being at the event and putting on a Narcotics K9 Demonstration.

Luray Fire Department - Ladder Truck, and Engine 12 with volunteers to talk with and show off their equipment.

Luray Volunteer Rescue Squad - Provided a Response Vehicle, Ambulance and volunteers to talk with the public.

Page County Sheriff's Office - Provided their Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) with personnel to provide tours, a K9 Unit which put on demonstrations with their Patrol K9.

Shenandoah Police Department - Provided a K9 Cruiser, and put on several demonstrations with their Multi-Purpose K9.

Shenandoah Fire Company "70" - Provided their Dive Team Equipment and volunteers to talk to the public.

Page Memorial Hospital - Provided a Health Information Booth and staff to provide information to the public.

Page County Fire-EMS - Provided an Ambulance and staff to talk with the citizens.

Virginia State Police - Provided a Patrol Vehicle and an Explosives Disposal Robot. The kids had a lot of fun directing the robot to accomplish tasks, and getting to make the Robot move.

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Provided a boat and personnel to talk with the public.

Virginia Department of Forestry - Provided their UTV and a special appearance from Smokey the Bear.

Shenandoah National Park - For providing two of their vehicles and showing off some of their specialized equipment.
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Great photos!

nice k 9

Awesome

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great job

Va state police can u post the pics from yesterday at Richlands police Dept back to school event where y'all had the distracted driving simulator???

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

#VSP Recruiter Trooper Jessica Shehan will be in #KingWilliamCounty tonight for #NationalNightOut2019. Stop by & say hi! #NNO2019Don't Forget!! Tomorrow Night is National Night Out. Come join us at the King William Ruritan Park. ... See MoreSee Less

#VSP Recruiter Trooper Jessica Shehan will be in #KingWilliamCounty tonight for #NationalNightOut2019. Stop by & say hi! #NNO2019

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Calling all #Manassas & #PrinceWilliamCounty residents! #VSP & Yovaso are excited to be a part of tonight's #NationalNightOut events at the Manassas Museum! #NNO2019We look forward to seeing you tonight!
**PARKING is available at the parking garage and at Baldwin Elementary School**
This year's event includes:
- Specialty unit equipment and vehicles
- K9 demonstration
- Distracted driving simulator
- Free food and snow cones
- Bounce house
- Police Pal Pass Program and goody bags for kids
- Local agencies and organizations providing awareness information
- Performance by the Manassas Chorale
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2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Calling all #HalifaxCounty #Virginia residents! Join us tonight, Aug. 6, for #NationalNightOut events at the Halifax County Fairgrounds at 5 p.m. Parade of emergency vehicles starts at 5:30 p.m. Local & state agencies will have booths set up to interact with the public. Police K9 demos with local and #VSP canines. Games for the kids. Hot dogs for dinner. Great drawings too: bicycles for boys and girls of all ages & FREE child safety seats (Courtesy of Walmart South Boston) #NNO2019The Halifax Police Department would like to thank Wal-Mart in South Boston for its support and donation of several child safety seats for this year's National Night Out event. Thank you to the staff that assisted with the Law Enforcement agencies; Virginia State Police, Halifax Sheriff's Office, South Boston Police Department, and Halifax Police Department.

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Calling all #HalifaxCounty #Virginia residents! Join us tonight, Aug. 6, for #NationalNightOut events at the Halifax County Fairgrounds at 5 p.m. Parade of emergency vehicles starts at 5:30 p.m.  Local & state agencies will have booths set up to interact with the public. Police K9 demos with local and #VSP canines. Games for the kids. Hot dogs for dinner. Great drawings too: bicycles for boys and girls of all ages & FREE child safety seats (Courtesy of Walmart South Boston) #NNO2019

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Introducing #VSPs 130th Basic Session Class Officers. The Trooper-Trainees are working through Week 21 of their 29 week Academy training. #WhereTroopersAreMade #ValorServicePride

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Proud of all our Trooper Trainees! Praying for them daily.

Congrats Chance

Congratulations

Congratulations and stay safe๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations

Congratulations and be safe.

So proud of Chance Harrington

Congratulations Be safe

Congratulations! Had the privilege of meeting Trooper Trainee Littlejohn. Very nice gentleman! Trooper Trainee Chance Harrington, one of my hometown boys and ex colleagues!

Congratulations. Good luck. Thank you for your service. Stay safe.

Good luck.

Congratulations!

Awesome stay safe

Be safe praying for your safety each and every day.

Be well stay safe and happy Always

Well done you guys..check 6

Nice piece of equipment.

Praying for u all. ๐Ÿ’™

Stay safe troopers. Do us proud. We got your back!

Way to go Chance

It’s all downhill after graduation!

Be safe out there ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿš”

Stay safe. 8 more weeks & then it's more real.

Stay safe.

Barry Harrington

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2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

#VSP is committed to protecting Virginians every minute of every day, but knowledge saves lives when the unexpected occurs. #SeeSomethingSaySomething #BeAlert #BePreparedActive shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst of the chaos, anyone can play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter incident. Learn the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) best ways to respond at go.usa.gov/xyuWw ... See MoreSee Less

#VSP is committed to protecting Virginians every minute of every day, but knowledge saves lives when the unexpected occurs. #SeeSomethingSaySomething #BeAlert #BePrepared

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Sad we have to have posts like this. ๐Ÿ˜ข

The better situation is to be armed. Of course there are mitigating circumstances where you're not going to be able to do a whole lot. But being able to be armed at least for most of the time is going to put you on a Level Playing Field. Believe it or not, even if your attacker is an armed with a firearm there's no better way than to deter a violent situation then being armed.

I'll choose the 'fight' part... maybe I can save someone else's life...

Better to have a concealed carrier around than this nonsense.

What he gone do with that stick? ๐Ÿ˜‘

Lol a picture of a guy and a BAT at a GUN fight lololol

Engage>>>eliminate

How bout encourage people to exercise their right and CARRY ALL THE TIME

If you have a gun you can fight on level ground. Why would you want to be a victim? Arm yourself. The last graphic is ludicrous. You going to fight a gun with a stick?

Always be prepared, have an exit plan when with kids and spouse. Make sure to use top quality rounds in your carry pistol to lessen the chance of a misfire. I love our men and women in Blue. We as citizens must help them help us. We need to do more to stop these mad men in their infancy. Too many times their threats went out with no actions against them. If you see or hear someone making threats of violence report it, And follow up. We also need to do more as parents and make sure our children are easier with compassion towards all living things. Train them to defend themselves and their Family if the need should ever arise.

I got a better idea... Stand your ground, pull your weapon....drop the active shooter quickly

No its #CARRY AND PROTECT!

Shelter in place, evacuate when it is safe to do so. If you carry know your responsibilities, liabilities and duties.

Problem is...you can see something..say something..but unless they do something...nothing can be done

Legally own a firearm and become properly trained. Protecting yourself and your family is a right and a responsibility.

If you don’t already have a gun, get one. Learn to shoot it and practice until you’re comfortable with it. Get training. Get a concealed handgun permit. Then carry your gun with you everywhere (where it’s legal). Evil can strike at any time in any place, even in your home. You are responsible for your own safety. Carry your gun everywhere.

I always say I'd rather fight and die, then just giving my life to them. Carry a pocket knife, if you don't want to carry (legally) a firearm. We learned from United flight 93 on 9/11 that we can never let a terrorist(s) take over a plane ever again. They fought, and gave their lives so that others may live. Its a sad reality.

The person in the 3rd graphic should have a pistol, not a stick.

Legally carry and conceal people..

Arm yourself, get training and practice often.

I am a legally armed citizen and I will always run towards the fight.

Shield and shoot back!

I will assume shooting back is OK.

OODA Observe, orient, decide, act. shoot back

So why are we doing drills in schools where we all hide in a corner of the classroom?

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Congratulations, retired #VSP Captain Thomas Turner for being recognized last week by SEARCH-The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics! Capt. Turner was among those honored for his โ€œsignificant contributions, enduring commitment, and exceptional leadership.โ€ #WTG ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations, retired #VSP Captain Thomas Turner for being recognized last week by SEARCH-The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics! Capt. Turner was among those honored for his โ€œsignificant contributions, enduring commitment, and exceptional leadership.โ€ #WTG

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Congratulations sir, for all you have done for us at VSP. Enjoy your retirement! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Congratulations Tommy!! You deserve that award!!

Congratulations Tom

Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽˆ Wtg great job

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Good job Tom!

Way to go!!!! Congratulations!!!

Congrats ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’™

Well deserved for a fine gentleman.

congratulations

Congratulations and happy retirement!!

Congratulations! Enjoy your well deserved retirement.

Congratulations!! Well deserved!!

Congratulations and thank you for your long service.

Congratulations!

Thank you for your service sir.

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations Captain Turner, thank you for your many years of service at VSP. Hope you enjoy your retirement๐Ÿ˜Ž

Congratulations!!

Well deserved. I miss VSP and you Capt. Turner. Hope you're enjoying your retirement.

Congratulations

Congratulations

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2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Before the first bell rings, talk to your children about the importance of walking safely. #BacktoSchool NHTSA.gov/pedestrians ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

FRK9 Jack
I’ve had a super busy day already! Helping out Fairfax County Police Department and Blue Help, Team One Network, Life View Video Production, LLC and Virginia State Police with a video shoot. Can’t wait to show you all the final product!

All in support of #lawenforcement and #suicideprevention !
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Thank you for your service.

Thank you for your service

Hi dear how are you. Please contact me. Mrs. Linda lemons told me to call police about her she need help. She been weld in hampton roads Virginia in 5th floor โ€ญโ€ญ+9647703684373โ€ฌโ€ฌ please send me message so important.

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Troopers Lucas and Rice furthered the SHP’s partnership with allied agencies as they are pictured preparing for a joint checking station at the Person County-Virginia State line. The NCSHP joined up with the Virginia State Police, Roxboro Police Department and the Person County Sheriff’s Office is our continued pursuit of saving lives. ... See MoreSee Less

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I am so very Proud of ALL of you for what you do Day in and day out! Thankyou for helping to keep me safe!๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™

Keep everyone safe! Thanks for all that you do!

Good interstate cooperation!

Love Our Virginia State Troopers๐Ÿ’™

Stay safe Trooper's thank you for your service. ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ

How many lives saved this year?

Y'all just stay safe out there and know you have prayer warriors following you!

We ain’t got no time for North carolina! Virginia is for Lovers! They can stay mad!

Be safe...thank yall

stay safe out there

Yep. Get them jokers off the road. I see and smell a number of folks brazenly smoking weed while driving on 66.

Joint checking? What are they checking joints for? Bad pot? Or are they checking body joints for arthritis? lololololol

get them off road

Zack Harrison

Stay safe and thank you for your service

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#VSP and #Amherst County with the friends and family of #Trooper Lucas Dowell dedicating the South Main Street/US Route 29 Business bridge over Route 29 in his honor and to sustain his legacy as a member and peacekeeper of the community. #RIP #NeverForget #ThinBlueLine ... See MoreSee Less

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God bless his family and friends

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of Virginia. Awesome tribute.

Tears came to my eyes reading this. We will never forget Lucas Dowell’s sacrifice and dedication. He was in our Highlander family and we are all touched. We began a Wall of Honor at Radford University with the loss of Lucas and other alum’s who made the ultimate sacrifice. We remember all the sacrifices of all officers. Each night a special prayer is said for all troopers and officers everywhere. May God Bless Each and Everyone of you! Thank you for your service.

We will never forget. God Bless this family both blood and blue๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™

May we always remember the sacrifices our officers have made for us

Prayers

My heart still breaks for Mike, Becky and Erica!!

May God bless you’ll and keep you safe !

Always remember. Never forget. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿš”

#ThinBlueLine๐Ÿ’™

Heather Dowell Hayden

Van Clampitt

Brandi Lynn Clampitt Adam Clampitt

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3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

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#Radford Residents Honor VSP Fallen with Special Memorial

The #Virginia State Police #Wytheville Division Headquarters was honored to receive a special memorial made to honor Division personnel killed in the line of duty. On July 31, 2019, Radford, Virginia residents, Gary Harris and Darrell Reed, presented state police Wytheville Division Commander, Capt. Bob Chappell, with a wooden memorial they made. According to Mr. Harris, "We wanted to honor the members of [the Wytheville] Division 4 who gave their lives in the line of duty by putting their names on this artwork for all to see and remember."

The memorial features a life-sized, kneeling trooper paying tribute to the Wytheville Division's fallen. The grave marker included with the memorial includes the following names: Sgt. Charles W. Puckett (1892-1938); Sgt. Clarence L. Maynard (1899-1939); Trooper Robert F. Giles (1930-1954); Trooper Warren Y. Harless (1930-1968); and Trooper Andrew D. Fox (1984-2012).

"What a genuine honor for the Virginia State Police to receive a work of art such as this," said Capt. Chappell. "We can't thank Mr. Harris and Mr. Reed enough for going to such lengths to create a meaningful tribute to our fallen. It will be placed on display with great pride at our Division headquarters."
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#Radford Residents Honor VSP Fallen with Special Memorial

The #Virginia State Police #Wytheville Division Headquarters was honored to receive a special memorial made to honor Division personnel killed in the line of duty. On July 31, 2019, Radford, Virginia residents, Gary Harris and Darrell Reed, presented state police Wytheville Division Commander, Capt. Bob Chappell, with a wooden memorial they made. According to Mr. Harris, We wanted to honor the members of [the Wytheville] Division 4 who gave their lives in the line of duty by putting their names on this artwork for all to see and remember.

The memorial features a life-sized, kneeling trooper paying tribute to the Wytheville Divisions fallen. The grave marker included with the memorial includes the following names: Sgt. Charles W. Puckett (1892-1938); Sgt. Clarence L. Maynard (1899-1939); Trooper Robert F. Giles (1930-1954); Trooper Warren Y. Harless (1930-1968); and Trooper Andrew D. Fox (1984-2012). 

What a genuine honor for the Virginia State Police to receive a work of art such as this, said Capt. Chappell. We cant thank Mr. Harris and Mr. Reed enough for going to such lengths to create a meaningful tribute to our fallen. It will be placed on display with great pride at our Division headquarters.

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Gary you did such a Great job. You are to be honored for all the great jobs that you do.

Thank you for acknowledging my son, Trooper Fox.

Great tribute!

God bless all. This is such a beautiful gift

Thank you Gary and Darrel. Beautiful tribute to some dedicated Virginia Troopers that gave it all.

Awesome tribute to our fallen Troopers!!!! Absolutely beautiful memorial!!!!!

What a great honor!

What a wonderful memorial for the Troopers. Very thoughtful and a touching tribute.

Remembering Trooper Fox every day Prayers for all the families

What a great honor

Beautiful tribute

๐Ÿ™๐ŸผAmazing way to honor ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™

that is the most wonderful thing you have done may god bless you forever

Great awesome.

It’s a beautiful memorial

Always praying for those men/ women fighting to keep us safe! Thank you for your dedicated service!

Looking good Bob!!!!

Thank you

That's GREAT!!!

Well done.

What a great thing to do for our men in Blue, Thanks Darrell and Gary

Awesome

Amazing!

Amazing

Awesome!!!

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3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Beating the summer heat with some time on the water this weekend? Boating and booze don’t mix. Boat safe and boat sober. #ArriveAlive ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

The Virginia Sales Tax Holiday runs from Aug. 2 – 4, 2019! Eligible items such as certain hurricane and emergency preparedness products can be bought without paying sales tax! Get more info: www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

The Virginia Sales Tax Holiday runs from Aug. 2 – Aug. 4, 2019! Eligible items such as certain school supplies, clothing and footwear can be purchased without paying sales tax. Get more info: www.tax.virginia.gov/virginia-sales-tax-holiday ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Calling all #VSP fans! If you haven't voted for #Virginia's beautiful blue-and-gray ...there's still time! Let's put Virginia at the top, where it belongs! You may only vote once from each of your devices, and voting will close on July 30th at 3 pm EST: www.surveymonkey.com/r/bestlookingcruisercontest
#BestLookingCruiserContest #VoteTodayHere are the morning standings of the contest. Exported from SurveyMonkey. Reminder results are listed from greatest to least, click on the photo below to view the ENTIRE list. REMINDER tomorrow at 3pm EST voting closes.
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Calling all #VSP fans! If you havent voted for #Virginias beautiful blue-and-gray ...theres still time! Lets put Virginia at the top, where it belongs! You may only vote once from each of your devices, and voting will close on July 30th at 3 pm EST: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bestlookingcruisercontest
#BestLookingCruiserContest #VoteToday