#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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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
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.
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
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 ... See MoreSee Less
Many thanks to all you guys for all you do to keep our highways safe,i know you all need to hear this more often! Awesome job.
Thanks for being out there. God bless you all.
Thankful for State Troopers keeping our roads safe.
Great job VSP.
I have gone out in the middle of the night, sometimes driving over an hour away, to make sure family and friends got home safe. Call a cab, call a friend, sleep it off in your car. There is absolutely no excuse to drive drunk. And if you're out with someone who's had too much, take their keys. I'd rather fight them for the keys than cry at their funeral.
But of course! We are too busy worrying about vaping and which highway laws we want to ignore to worry about the consequences of alcohol! Besides all these breweries and wineries are big business!
Lock them up...if the judges did their jobs it would save a lot of lives...troopers catch them..judges send them right back out to reoffend...its ridiculous. ..I feel for our law enforcement..stay safe..
That also corresponds with the ABC having a banner year this past year.
well with wineries every 25 miles, breweries every block and distilleries popping up everywhere.............
What about the statistics of distracted driving deaths, such as texting and driving? 😒🤔🧐
I guess so, with all those brewing companies opening up, not to mention all the wineries.
AGREED!! drunk driver killed my horse!! I've had enough of this pain !! Not just a horse my cancer support horse!!
There should be a law against it! Oh wait, there is. Maybe the state should register cars. No, they already do that too. Well, why not license all drivers. Don't they do that also? What's left to do? Maybe the state should employ judges and prosecutors who are stricter when drunk drivers are arrested by the troopers.
Ban the sober drivers from owning vehicles and confiscate their cars. That will fix it. That’s basically what the politicians want to do to law abiding citizens that own firearms. Think on it a while.
Has anyone commenting lost family to a a drunk or drugged driver. Has anyone sat in court and listen to these two, three, seven times DUI offenders get off. Have any of you listen to family affected or heard stories about these offenders on suspended, no license get off. The system needs to change. We need to stop giving breaks to these offenders. I have lost my oldest child to a person who was under the influence. I heard how he was pulled over in January with no license and again in February 3 days before my daughter was killed and yet again 30 minutes before she was killed. He had no license was on probation but aloud to drive to park his car (which he didn’t do). 8 minutes after the officer left him my daughter was dead. Yes you read that right. 8 minutes. It’s going to keep increasing until we as a society does something.
Well if you’re intoxicated you can’t make a reasonable decision. That number is only going to rise drastically. Drinking Americans habit. Look at the destroyed lives and think enjoyable.
Im definitly a fan.Im a Hiwaymen and I back the blue.
Well, posting a picture of an ice cold beer on a hot day is not exactly following the dictates of Propaganda 101 considering the message that you are trying to convey.
In following with the die hard reasoning of those defending the right to other dangerous objects protected by the Constitution, they'd probably be very upset if more restrictions were put on the 21st amendment as they are with those of the 2nd.
Yup ABC this is the result of a record year in sales of liquor
Might coincide with their ABC liquor profits for the year!
Gee, you don't think this stat increase has anything to do with the increase in the number wineries and breweries in the state, do you?
Is it possible that there has been a LARGE influx of people from a culture that sees drinking as proof of manhood? And these people may see themselves as a protected class who don't have to obey the laws of our country??? Nahhhhh.
make marijuana legal and there will be a decrease. Then you will have people driving 25mph and clutching the wheel instead feeling like they are invincible and driving 90.. lol
And they rave about how much money they made at the ABC stores.
Thank you to everyone who came out to help us “Cover the Cruiser” 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
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.
Someone was just telling me about a relative of his (in another state) who is lying about how a Parked car in the driveway he was backing into hit him (in his mom's car) & he even filled in her paperwork. My response something like "wow he's really trying to get charged with insurance fraud. Does he realize that an adjuster would take on look at it & realize he was lying & then he's in deep doodoo?"
That was this morning. then I saw this and wondered how zuckerman heard about it cause that discussion wasn't on Facebook. Then realized it wasn't an ad 😂
Can they start with the Fraud that is the State's Workers Comp System?
When going to stamp out ins co fraud???? Accepting monthly payments but refusing to pay legit claims is stealing payments and fraudulent contracts...just bull shit😖
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 🙏🙏
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.
😔🙏 RIP Brother......
Rest in peace, Trooper Johnny Bowman. Never forgotten, always remembered.
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
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!
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!
Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of VA
Praying for his family 🙏🙏
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. 🇺🇸😇🚔💙
. 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.
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
so proud of our VSP officers..please stay safe and God bless our men and women in blue..💙🇺🇸🚓
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 👏👏
Great job, sir!!... Another one of Virginia's finest.
They are the best. Will done.
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! 💙
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!
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/
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!
#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. ... See MoreSee Less
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!
Effective Aug. 10, 2019, Virginia State Police Captain Tricia W. Powers joins the Department’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 division’s 250 sworn and civilian personnel, and overseen the state’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 Division’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 Division’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 bachelor’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 bachelor’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. ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
#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
#VSP extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of California Highway Patrol Officer Andre Moye and his fellow officers during this difficult time. We also keep the other two #CHP Officers injured in this incident in our prayers & send well wishes for full recoveries. #NeverForget #ServiceAndSacrifice
He was so young. And prayers to Officer Paul and Officer Smith.
Prayers Remembering Trooper Fox Also Tears
So frustrated that the driver thought taking the life of a CHP officer was any type of solution. Prayers for his family and the CHP family.
Thank You for your Service. Praying for the family and the others injured.
Deepest condolences to family and blue family
May God bring comfort and strength to the family. 🙏✝️
Prayers and God's peace and comfort to his family. RIP thank you for your service.
Thank you all for your service and your ultimate sacrifice, Officer Moye, for the people of California. Prayers for family and friends in Christ's Holy Name AMEN
Prayers for his family and Family of Brothers. Rest in Peace, sir. Thank you for your service.
Rest In Peace Officer Andre Moye
Praying for your family and friends
Thank you for your service Peace Be With You
So sorry to hear this. Prayer for all involved
Condolences to officer Moye and his family. Rest eternally easy now. Thank you for your service. ♥️🙏
My heart aches for the family and all his brothers and sister throughout the states. Another life taken from us who was so young and just doing his job. So sorry he was taken from his family and love ones.
R.I.P. you protected til the very end, God Bless you
Rest In Peace Officer Moye.
Praying for his family and all that are affected by this senseless tragedy
So sorry for the family praying for them and the others injured.
So sorry for your loss. Prayer to family, friends and colleagues.
Prayers for his family and friends and his family of fellow officers🙏🙏😢
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
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 🙏 prayers to you all God bless you 🙏🙏
Thank you always for your service and the sacrifice made by so many❤️😞
Thank you for your service. God Bless 🙏
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. 😥❤
God Bless their families and the time they both gave the great Blue and Gray
Thank you so so much!!
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" 💙Never Forget Heros Never Die 🇺🇸
Their life matters!
Class act my Southern Brother's, from a Jersey Cop!
VSP, you could always publish a K-9 calendar, featuring various types of K-9s... it would be educational - I never realized the various types of K-9s and the distinctions in their training, until I was serving on a detail and had an hour or so with a K-9 and her handler. THAT calendar just might outsell Firemen Calendars! 😉😄❤️
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.
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.
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 💙
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.❤❤❤
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 🙏🙏
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 ❤️
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 RIP💙💙
Prayers for all. Yes
An awful day. Prayers for their family and friends.
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!
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.
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.
😂😂😂😂 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!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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 !!!!
There are Plenty of Fine State Troopers that have big hearts understanding and beautiful SMILES😘😁
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 ❤️ 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 🙏🏼💙🇺🇸
Sweet baby Thanks you🐴🐎
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!! 💙💙💙 Stay safe out there Troopers.
Great job and best wishes to Stella 👍
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!😊💕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!!! 😁😁😁
Man Pleads Guilty to Delivering 11 Kilos of Drugs to Virginia
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – 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 Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Norfolk, Jesse R. Fong, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’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. Attorney’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. ... See MoreSee Less
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
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
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 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.
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.
#Virginia State Police Continues to Seek Leads in Unsolved 1999 #NewKentCounty Homicide
The #VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation’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 “cat-and-mouse” 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 Sara’s vehicle, rolled down the driver’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.
“We know there are people out there today, even 20 years later, who know who was responsible for taking this young girl’s life and injuring her friends,” said Captain Tim Ring, VSP BCI Richmond Field Office Commander. “State 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. That’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.”
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 email@example.com.
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. 🙁
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.
I bet our shelters are full of potential K-9 Cops. Try some Pitties: intelligent, hard working, bond well.
Erin Karajankovich this can happen to yiu
To be honest that is a face that will make any criminal wet his pants or worse. Should have named him DEVIL DOG. 😲 He looks part wolf.
Yes !! I love it !
Awesome. Many departments have had great success with this. The more dogs from the animal shelter that can be trained for K-9 purposes saves thousands of dollars by not having to purchase a dog, but it ultimately saves a dogs life. Congratulations.
Gracie Street White how cool
Absolutely great story!
God bless y’all y’all are the good guys 💙
I did comment on you sweet baby. I said you have an innocent face and you are going to be a happy K9. Good luck K9 Riley.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Bless the furry one and his partner , love and protect each other... Be safe !
Maybe they shoulda picked the k9 up from the shelter where the previous handler got promoted and then dumped it off. Smh. Yea thats you lynchburg division. How about taking care of your k9 ‘s post retirement.
I love it!!!!👏👏👏
It looks like it's already been taxidermied
Well Todd Moser was the K9 handler for the Halifax Co sheriff’s office when I worked there. So if he thinks the dog will work out it probably will.
Go get em Riley! I know you'll be amazing! 💙👮♂️🐶💙
Congratulations Riley. Much success in your new endeavor.👏👏👏
Happy for you
Good luck K9 Riley and stay safe
God Bless the VSP for taking in this baby!!! Good luck Riley!!
Taylor Hauschildt figure you’d like this
Will he become a VSP K9, or is he just there for training?
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!
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.
#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
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! 🤬
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. 😑
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
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.
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
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
#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
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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.
#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
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? 😑
Lol a picture of a guy and a BAT at a GUN fight lololol
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?
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!
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
+9647703684373 please send me message so important.
“Always remembered,never forgotten . “
Thank you dear Trooper for the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect cities of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prayers for all who hold your cherished memories in their hearts always.
Priceless!! Thank you for YOUR SERVICE!!
Rest in peace, Trooper. In Valor There is Hope! Always remembered never forgotten.
Rest In Peace, Trooper.
The turn out looked amazing what an honor to witness the dedication
Such an awesome way to keep his memory going
Prayers for his family and Family of Brothers.
Thank you for your service!!!
Thanks and rest in peace
Thank you for your service!!!!
Thank you for your service.
Thank you for giving your all Trooper Lucas.
Excited and sad at the same time. I am working in the Lynchburg area in a commercial truck a roll through this area daily. Thanks Virginia for the reminder that we dont forget our fallen 1st responders. R.I.P. Trooper Dowell.
RIP Trooper, Retired WVSP
Always remember, never forget!
The sign looks really good. Nice tribute.
Another hero missing. To be honorably remembered.
Thanks for the good times and funny stories Lucas Dowell. Thank you VSP for honoring this warrior.
Thank you 😊 all for all the hard work and training for everyone love 💕 our vsp
"officers stood over the suspect, bullet holes riddling the hallway." Not the best way to sell this to the antis and I doubt, very factual. No LEO 'sprays and prays' , unlike journalists with their words.
Yeah, well just make sure you back them up when their actions run afoul of "public opinion...".
Ending the Gun Free School Zone Act would go a long ways towards stopping an active shooter. Enhanced penalties for bringing a gun into a prohibited area doesn’t deter someone intent on committing murder from carrying out their plan; rather, it renders all potential victims defenseless.
The threat of meaningful resistance deters mass shooters from choosing a location where they risk being shot. Statistics show that by far the largest majority of these shootings take place in so-called gun free zones.
Would have been cool to watch.
Yes, and the restrictions placed on them now, well exceeds those of 15 to 20 years ago. Just as the military, during war, places restrictions on actions that can be legally taken against the enemy, who exercise no restrictions . Officers have to deal with the lowest of societies scum and the first thing they shout is 'police brutality'. It sucks ! Some of these punks need the crap slapped out of them. The courts don't see fit to deal out sufficient punishment to discourage repeat offenses. This is what places such a burden and threat on our society. God Bless all LEO's.
Dont forget to have their backs after they in and terminate the shooter...dead ..not arrest wasting taxpayer money and victimize family's...again.
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
#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
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 blue🙏🖤💙🖤🙏
May we always remember the sacrifices our officers have made for us
This article leaves alot to be desired. The way it reads, it sounds like a dad picked up his children from a relitives house and later got chased by the police for an undisclosed reason. Obviously there is more to this story. I am assuming this father does not have custody of his children and there is a protection order for again some undisclosed reason.
Glad they are safe
Excellent catch...hope he gets charged for ramming VSP car.
#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." ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less