Virginia State Police

The snow hasn't stopped Trooper Brad Crews. He is out at EC Glass High School in Lynchburg from 10 am until 2pm with members from our bomb and arson unit. They are ready to discuss their jobs, and how you can join the VSP!
#policejobs #cooljobs #statepolice #troopers #virginiastatepolice #valorservicepride #lawenforcement #joinvsp
... See MoreSee Less

The snow hasnt stopped Trooper Brad Crews. He is out at EC Glass High School in Lynchburg from 10 am until 2pm with members from our bomb and arson unit. They are ready to discuss their jobs, and how you can join the VSP! 
#policejobs #cooljobs #statepolice #troopers #virginiastatepolice #valorservicepride #lawenforcement #joinvsp

 

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations Brad

Congratulations

13 hours ago

Virginia State Police

Once the formalities of graduation were over...the new 129th Basic Session Troopers got a chance to relax and enjoy their family, friends & success! #HoldtheLine #Basic129 #ValorServicePride #Congratulations ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Stay safe Troopers

Congratulations!

Congratulations, Thank you for your commitment!

Amazing group of young men and women! Congratulations to all!!

Congratulations

Let's be careful out there.

Wishing all of you the best of luck on your new journey!!! Stay safe !!! Thank you for all that you do..๐Ÿ˜

Congrats

Congratulations to All of the new graduates. Stay safe.

Be safe and thank you for all you do

Love the Brothers and Sister in blue. I stand with them on the thin Blue Line...

Congratulations and God bless

Best wishes stay safe

They’re all so young ! This is awesome

Be safe

great pics

Congratulations stay safe out there

Congrats great w

Congratulations

Congrats to all. A brotherhood and sisterhood like no other. Please stay safe out there.

Congratulations and Best of Luck...BE CAREFUL OUT THERE !!!

Congratulations! Be safe!

Congratulations to everyone. Thanks and stay safe.

Thank you Troopers be safe out there! Congratulations

+ View more comments

14 hours ago

Virginia State Police

Mentors and close friends also play an important role with recruiting & supporting new VSP Troopers...thus earning them a place on the stage at the 129th Basic Session commencement exercises to present diplomas to the new graduates: ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations Troopers!! May God Bless y’all and keep you safe!!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations to all and thank you for your service! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations to my Brothers and Sisters in Law Enforcement. May God Bless and protect you and us all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations Troopers!

Congratulations ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations!

Congratulations Troopers!

Congratulations

Congratulations but remember the Constitution in all you do!

Remembering Trooper Fox His family was Law

+ View more comments

14 hours ago

Virginia State Police

The bonds of family run strong and deep in law enforcement, as evident today with the 129th Basic Session. VSP even celebrated an historical first... ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Sarah Gregory is the best TROOPER ever!!!

Congratulations and follow the Constitution above all!

Thank you all and watch your six

Congratulations to all

Congratulations to all of 129

Awesomeness at its best

Congratulations to all and stay safe ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Virginia's finest. ! Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Congratulations too all, proud for all your accomplishments. Please stay safe!

God bless and protect you all!

Congratulations to all. Prayers for your safety

Thank you Troopers! Be safe out there

Congratulations To All Well Done

Virginia's FINEST! Stay safe, ladies and gentlemen! We have your back! :)

God bless all of youโค๏ธ

CONGRATULATIONS

Very cool! Thank you for your service

Congratulations

Congratulations to all. Stay safe Blue Family ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations to all the Grad's.

Congratulations Keith Gregory Keith Jr and Sarah Gregory definitely a very awesome moment in your lives!! Thanks for your sacrifice to the citizens of this great commonwealth!!

Congratulations Troopers!

Congratulations to all! Please stay safe Troopers ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

+ View more comments

19 hours ago

Virginia State Police

Come see us tonight and this weekend at the Virginia Auto Show!! #vaautoshow ... See MoreSee Less

Come see us tonight and this weekend at the Virginia Auto Show!! #vaautoshowImage attachmentImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Stay safe out there

20 hours ago

Virginia State Police

VSP introduces its 129th generation of Virginia's Finest. With the completion of this morning's commencement exercises, we proudly welcome these 80 new Troopers to the VSP Family. #ValorServicePride ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

God bless yu all. My Dad was trooper for 37 years. Please stay safe.

May God Bless each and every one of you. Stay safe. Our prayers, thanks, respect, and appreciation goes with you. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Thank you to the MEN in BLUE GOD BLESS YOU

Congratulations and stay safe - God bless

God’s Speed and ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ for safety. Thank you.

God Bless each one of you on your new Challenge

God Bless you and be safe

Best of luck to you all and thank for joining a noble profession๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Congratulations and be safe โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

Congratulations and stay safe out there. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Congratulations 129th from the 67th!

Congratulations Troopers!

Congratulations!!IN THE NAME OF GOD "PROTECT" THEM!!! AMEN

Congratulations Troopers, stay safe out there.

Congrats and be safe Troopers!

Congratulations Be safe, may St. Michael ride with you.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ #BlessYou may God keep ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ’™

God Bless each of these men and women. Thank you for serving.

Congratulations Be safe out there!

Congrats and be safe

Congratulations to each one of you. And thank you

Congratulations and prayers for your safety

Congratulations to all. Stay safe ๐Ÿ’™

Fantastic looking group, congratulations and God Bless

Congratulations and prayers for safety!

+ View more comments

20 hours ago

Virginia State Police

VSP BCI Appomattox Field Office is asking the public for any information they might have concerning a structure fire Friday morning in Augusta County. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police Appomattox Division at 434-352-7128 or #77 on a cell phone or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

The fire was discovered around 5:45 a.m. Friday (Feb. 15) at a residence on Lofton Drive in Weyers Cave. The house had been vacant for a few months and there was no one in the residence at the time of the blaze.

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation. At this stage of the investigation, the fire does appear to be suspicious in nature.

Augusta County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Donald L. Smith Augusta Nelson County Augusta County Fire-Rescue
... See MoreSee Less

VSP BCI Appomattox Field Office is asking the public for any information they might have concerning a structure fire Friday morning in Augusta County. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police Appomattox Division at 434-352-7128 or #77 on a cell phone or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov. 

The fire was discovered around 5:45 a.m. Friday (Feb. 15) at a residence on Lofton Drive in Weyers Cave. The house had been vacant for a few months and there was no one in the residence at the time of the blaze. 

The cause and origin of the fire are still under investigation. At this stage of the investigation, the fire does appear to be suspicious in nature.

Augusta County Sheriffs Office - Sheriff Donald L. Smith Augusta Nelson County Augusta County Fire-Rescue

 

Comment on Facebook

There was probably some type of accelerant & flame producing tool used to ignite the structure. Hope that helps but I’d first check with the owners of the vacant structure to verify that they didn’t donate empty structure to the fire department to use for training purposes.

1 day ago

Virginia State Police

The 129th Basic Session is graduating today. After 30 weeks of hard work, watch as they complete this journey. #valorservicepride #virginiastatepolice #graduation #congratulations ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Yay!!!!! Congratulations and we love you!

Congratulations Johnathan Marshall Patrick County is proud of you.

Congratulations men and women of BLUE. Unit 1150, Code 1770, 56TH SESSION VSP TROOPER ACADAMY

So proud of you Gary Lee! So proud that you have fulfilled a longtime dream!!!!

Congratulations 129, and THANK YOU!!! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

Congratulations to all. Be safe out there

Congratulations to all, prayers and be safe out there.

Congratulations, praying for your safety...

Congratulations and thank you for your service.

Congratulations graduates!!! Be safe out there ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Congratulations. Prayers for safe duty! My grandson is a Trooper! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Thank you for commitment to serving. Congratulations and be safe out there..

So proud of you all. Praying a hedge of Angel's around all of you. God bless your watch!

Congratulations to All, May you all be Safe

Congratulations be safe, stay alert, prayers and God speed!

So excited to see those females #yougogirls. #girlpower. #yallrock

We need all of them and more.

Congratulations all. Thank you for your service!!! My prayers are with you ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Congratulations JERIMIAH BOYETTE for YOUR GRADUATION!!

Congrats to all and thank you for what you do :)

Congratulations ma the Lord be with you.

Thankful for VSP. Congratulations and be safe.

Congratulations to the new Virginia State Troopers!

Congratulations to all and prayers for your safety.

I remember sitting there almost 30 years ago watching my brother graduate

+ View more comments

1 day ago

Virginia State Police

In 2018, there were 819 traffic fatalities in Virginia. 43% were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. So, buckle up Buttercup! Your chances of surviving a crash are up to 70% better if you’re wearing a seat belt. #ArriveAlive ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Debbie Javins. Arrive Alive ๐Ÿคฃ

Don't know where this is but I certainly like it!

Click it before you crank it!

...listen because I know first hand...Tree, Yukon and I....I won because of the seat belt!

This saying is eye catching ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ love it!!!!

Almost over 2 a day

+ View more comments

We will be filming graduation shortly! 129th ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations to all of our graduating Virginia State Troopers!

Congrats.to all

Congratulations to all the newest VSP graduates. Wishing then a great future with the department and stay safe๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Congratulations and Godspeed๐Ÿ’™♥๏ธ๐Ÿ™

Congratulations to all these Troopers!!!! Thank you for choosing to wear the badge.

Congratulations to all the VSP troopers stay safe thanks for your service

Congratulations to all the new troopers

That is wonderful congratulations sis

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations

Congratulations

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NEW V..S.P. BE SAFE

Thank you. All the families at home got to watch also. Thanks again.

Shannon Zajac Pfannenstein๐Ÿ’•

Great job by these men and women....imagine if we held the Governor to the same standards of these fine officers.

Are there any patriots there who are not globalist nazi pedophiles? https://youtu.be/x01Qe-Srjjk .

To Whom It May Concern: I wanted to inform you of a violent threat made against law enforcement by one Allen Sawyer, whose profile states that he lives in South Mills, North Carolina. The threat was made on the page that I am leaving a link to, a page run by Virginians, on a post that they made on February 13th. "Just shoot the cops that come to take them. If enough people did that maybe they would get the message." Is what Sawyer stated three days ago. I appreciate your efforts to keep our communities safe, and I apologize for making this public, but I saw no option to send you a private message on this page. Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/VCDL.ORG/?fref=nf

+ View more comments

We will never forget... ... See MoreSee Less

We will never forget...

 

Comment on Facebook

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

Prayers for his family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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

So sorry! Praying for all

Rip Trooper

Always remember never forget

Always remember, never forget!!

Thank You for Serving

R.I.P. Trooper :(

RIP. We will never forget.

Never forgotten.

๐Ÿ˜ช

Salute! ๐Ÿ˜ข

NEVER FORGET

+ View more comments

Precision, attention to detail, working in unison with one another...it's all part of the VSP Academy experience...which the 129th Basic Session was able to proudly and expertly demonstrate Thursday at Family Day for their family and friends, and VSP Col. Gary Settle and the Executive Staff. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

stay safe folks.....

This is what makes Troopers from every State the best

Congratulations to each of you and thank all of you for your service. All b safe ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Congratulations. A BIG thank you to all, God Bless

So proud go bucket

God bless and protect all of you๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Congratulations

Merry congratulations to all you

Watching these videos gave me chills. My son graduated last year at this academy. Proud of all of them!

Awesome, well done recruit officers

Congratulations to you all. God bless you and keep you safe.

Where will he be working?

Thanks for wanting to serve and protect va

Congratulations job well done

Be safe

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations everyone, good so see a crowed. Stay safe!

Matti Viitanen

Awesome, well done recruit officers

Looking sharp Troopers! Congratulations

os even tha yes

+ View more comments

The 129th Family Day activities also involved the official "pinning" of each Trooper-Trainee's badge. What makes this so special are the stories often behind those selected to pin the badge...& the fact that this puts the Trooper-Trainees that much closer to graduation! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations you've joined an elite group of Brothers and Sisters not only not only in your department but around the world. Stand by your oath, stand by your Brothers and Sisters and believe in yourself. Watch your 6 and remember your training will serve you well. Hug your family close every day. Blessed are the Peacemakers. This from a retired DOD Officer and Firearms Instructor base #460.

Congratulations to all Troopers!! Be safe out there. God Bless All Law Enforcement

Thank you, each one of you!!! May God Bless you!!!

Congratulations

God bless each one of themโค๏ธ

Congratulations to all!

Congratulations Gary. I know everyone is proud of you. Be safe.

Congratulations and God Bless!

congratulations to all the new troopers, may God bless and protect you

Best of luck and God Bless ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations to all you just be safe on your all’s job out there

Congratulations to all๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Be safe and God Bless

Congratulations! Be careful out there!

I hope someone wakes up and gives our Troopers the raises and benefits they so deserve! We need to keep our trained officers.

Congratulations to all. Today you are now part of the best of the best. God Bless you all and continue to stay safe.

Congratulations too all, be safe !

Congratulations God Bless

Congratulations to All. Be safe out there.

Wonderful seeing all these new recruits! Congratulations!!

Congratulations to All ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Be safe out there ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Makes my heart proud!!! A longtime dream

Congratulations

Thanks for what you're about to do for mankind. You are appreciated.

Congratulations Troopers..

Congratulations! May Jesus bless you with a wonderful, safe career

+ View more comments

On the eve of the 129th Basic Session's graduation, the Academy hosted "Family Day" Thursday (2/14)- a long-standing tradition for VSP and highlight of the Academy experience for Trooper-Trainees and their family and friends. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations to all of you graduating!

May God watch over you everyday!

Congratulations too all, this is just awesome!

These are great. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations! May God keep you safe every day!

An excellent tradition.

My son graduated in the 128th class. A day I will always remember. Congratulations class 129.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the 129th! May God bless you. You’ll be in my prayers.

Congratulations to all that are graduating and all that got them ready for this day! Prayers for your continued safety! Proud of my Trooper!!๐Ÿ’–

Congratulations to all of you,may God bless you,and keep you safe.

Congratulations!!

Congratulations! Prayers for your safety in all you do๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Congratulations to all of the Trooper trainers. You are part of Virginia's finest.

Congratulations

Heather, was you at this advent?

Congratulations to all! Godspeed! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

I went to family day when my son was there. I really enjoyed it. So proud of him. He was Trooper of the year for his area. Prayers for you all to be safe. Wecome to the VSP FAMILY

May God protect them and bless them all!

Great job, VSP !! Be careful and prayerful !

Such an amazing day! God Bless all the Trooper Trainees and all Law Enforcement!

God bless you all and protect you

Congratulations all. Be safe ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

God bless and keep you all safe as you serve...

Congratulations to you all. Be safe! Prayers for you all!

+ View more comments

Happy Valentine's Day from VSP! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Valentines Day from VSP!

 

Comment on Facebook

Laughs in 40% spousal abuse rate.

No victim no crime. Extorting the people who you are supposed to serve and then joking about it is just tasteless.

Haha extorting people at gunpoint for victimless crimes that's funny

A trooper turned on the BLUE LIGHTS on a car that was speeding....the guy didn't pull over for 5 miles....once he did....the trooper walked up to his window and said..."I lit you up 5 miles back...why didn't you pull over?"...he said..."My wife ran off with a State Trooper...and I thought he was trying to bring her back!"

<3 :O <3 Your brake lights are red Our lights are blue No need to slow down We’ve already clocked you

I’m a cop and I get nervous when I pass a trooper...

The atmosphere being the way it is, I wouldn't be proud of saying that people should be afraid of the police. You're not there to be intimidating, you're there to protect us. I find this funny, but I know many will find it provoking. Thank you for your service!

Make my legs weak and palms sweat too. Little shortness of breath. Then you get over and go after someone else. Playing with my emotions like that isn't cute!

Love this! My heart relaxes whenever I see VSP! Their visibility reassures me! They give their ALL for the safety of ALL! Happy Valentines Day to some of the best people ever!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Nothing feels better than when they fly past you and go after the jerk you said “oh keep it up ! They gonna get your a**!”

Love that feeling when you pull over for the lights and they just roll right past you. Roller coaster of emotion. Glad you think it's funny that people are afraid of the police. Well done.

Isn't that the truth even when everything is 100% legal and we're following the law! LOL

Man. This is funny. Love an agency with a good sense of humor.

๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Love this!!! Stay safe Virginia State Police and thank you for putting your life on the line every day to keep us safe. We love you all๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

I know I caused a cardiac arrest or 2.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

Happy Valentine's Day! Can I borrow some cuffs?

Happy Valentine's Day to all of our VSP. Get home safely tonight. Thank you for all you do!

Every time I see you guys on I-77, my heart skips a beat and it's the strangest thing, but my right foot goes flying off my gas pedal!! Lol.. Happy Valentine's Day and thank you all for everything you do to keep us safe.. God bless each of you!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of VSP! Thank you for your service and stay safe.

Happy Valentine Day God bless you all

Keeping you safe but probably not happy...however you get home to see your sweetie on Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you guys. Thank you for what you do God Bless you all

Too funny... and true ๐Ÿ˜‚ Happy Valentine's day โค๏ธ and thank you for all you guys do every single day!

Happy Valentine's Day, Stay safe and Thank You for all you do, to keep our highway's safe.

+ View more comments

2 days ago

Virginia State Police

Finishing up Family Day with the traditional march.
Congratulations 129th!
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

It was a proud day watching my Son during the traditional march. God Bless you all.

Trooper march

Did this over 20+ years ago. 92nd Basic. Well done 129!

Congratulations to all!! Back the Blue๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Such a great tradition! Congratulations to all of the graduates.

Can you let us know when the next class ends so we can attend the march and show our gratitude.

You should be so proud of your daughter. My son-in-law is a corporal for Montgomery County, Md. 30 years!! Congratulations ๐ŸŽˆ

I want to thank you all for everything you all do and also please keep yourself safe got to love the blue

Where is this at?

Looking good

Congratulations to all! You should be so proud!

Thank you for all you do

Godspeed! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

Thank you all and God Bless. That's a big class.

and new cars for all!

proud day for all!

God bless who face danger everyday without fear. Until you have worn the badge you will never know the commitment.

What's going on?

Remember this well!! So proud โค๏ธ

Gotta love the sounds of a good Jodi call steaming down the road! Nice pipes whoever is callin. No greater the one willing to give of their life for another. This Veteran backs the blue. Salute

This is a very proud moment for the troopers and their family! It was for us! Be safe and prayers for all!

Thank you for all you do . It doesn't go unnoticed.

Hey

VSP, best of the best!

So proud!!!

+ View more comments

Family Day for the 129th Basic Session is kicking off! Keep up to date here and on Instagram @virginia_state_police ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations

Congratulations Boys and Girls of the Great Blue And Gray

So proud of my little cousin today! Thank you VSP for such a nice event for the families.

Congratulations

Congratulations my son graduated last year lots of wonderful memories. So very proud of each of you you have accomplished so much God bless

+ View more comments

2 days ago

Virginia State Police

VSP Helicopter landing at the Tpr-Pilot Berke Bates Helipad at VSP's Academy as part of the 129th Basic Session's "Family Day" events. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

I wish live videos had a place for a title or something so you know what’s going on

Trevor Campbell

What's going on

NHTSA
Happy and safe Valentine’s Day from all of us here at NHTSA! #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.
... See MoreSee Less

NHTSA
Don’t disappoint your Valentine… If your plans include a night out, make sure you include a sober ride home. #BuzzedDriving is drunk driving.
... See MoreSee Less

Radford University!!! Come say Happy Valentine's day to Trooper Jarrell โค and learn about a career with us! โค๐Ÿš“#statepolice #virginiastatepolice #valorservicepride #lawenforcement #joinvsp #policejobs #RadfordUniversity ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

I am threatening the United States;There are In The America two president.United States Of America’s president is Trump;Virginia Islamic State’s real president is My.My army will destroy United States;then American Islamic State will founded in the lands of United States.

3 days ago

Virginia State Police

VSP is so sorry to have to repay the condolences and support NYPD & its Ceremonial Unit provided us this past Saturday in #Chilhowie for Trooper Dowell. Please accept our sympathies for the loss of Det. Simonsen. #NYPD & his family are in our thoughts & prayers. #TooSoon. #TooMany. #RIP #ThinBlueLine #LODD #NeverForgetDetective Brian Simonsen was shot and killed in the line of duty this evening while protecting the people of our great city. Join us in our vow to never forget his sacrifice. Fidelis Ad Mortem. ... See MoreSee Less

VSP is so sorry to have to repay the condolences and support NYPD & its Ceremonial Unit provided us this past Saturday in #Chilhowie for Trooper Dowell. Please accept our sympathies for the loss of Det. Simonsen. #NYPD & his family are in our thoughts & prayers. #TooSoon. #TooMany. #RIP #ThinBlueLine #LODD #NeverForget

 

Comment on Facebook

Our thoughts and prayers are once again with the NYPD and the family of Detective Brian Simonsen. Such disrespect for Officers, Detectives, and all serving in Law Enforcement. You will forever be in our heart.

R.I.P. thank you for your bravery, valor and pride. Deepest sympathy to your family at home and at work. Gone too soon

Thoughts and prayers to both families. It now seems like an every day occurrence that a police officer is killed. This must stop.

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

Thank you for your service. Will be praying for your family.

Respect and Honor. Memory Eternal.

Rest In Peace Detective Simonsen. Prayers for his family, friends & fellow officers in blue. ๐Ÿ’™

RIP Det. Simonson, thank you for your service! Prayers for his family! Prayers for his family in blue! This is so heartbreaking and it's got to stop. The devil is working overtime and needs to be taken down! Prayers every day for all law enforcement officers, fire and ems, military and our country! Thank you all! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Heartbreaking. Deepest sympathies and prayers for Det. Simonson's family, friends, and fellow officers. Thank you for your service Detective. Rest in peace.

Detective Simonsen, give Trooper Dowell a hug from all of us. Thank you for your service sir. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Sorry for your loss sympathies and prayers for family and friends ๐Ÿ˜ช

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice.God bless your family.

This is a very poignant loss. No matter the circumstances, Detective Simonsen's service and sacrifice is honored. We pray every day for the service and safety of our brave law enforcement, first responders, and military.

Rest In Peace Det. Simonsen. Thank you for your service. May God bless and comfort your family. ๐Ÿ’™

Thoughts and prayers for the family. This needs to stop!!!! Thank you for your service, sir

Sending prayers and love to the family... Thank you for his service and your ultimate sacrifice!!

My thoughts and prayers are with Det. Simonson’s family and fellow officers. Thank you fir your service๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

JC and Judy Powers from Chilhowie, Va. send our most sincere condolences.

With Deep Condolences and Prayers for Detective Brian Simonsen and those left behind.

Thoughts and prayers for your family. Thank you for your service.

God Bless your family RIP

So sorry. Prayers for your family.

RIP and thank you for your service Det.

Prayers to his family and colleagues

Prayers for Det, Simonson’s family and fellow Officers.

+ View more comments

The 129th Basic Session had some added pressure on them Monday afternoon as they rehearsed the Trooper's Pledge for this Friday's graduation! Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of VA Troop 329 from St. Edward-Epiphany Catholic School stopped by the gym during a tour of the VSP Academy with Recruitment Trooper Jessica Shehan. Impressed by how much the Trooper-Trainees had to memorize, the girls rewarded the 129th Basic Session for their hard work & precision with a round of applause! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less

The 129th Basic Session had some added pressure on them Monday afternoon as they rehearsed the Troopers Pledge for this Fridays graduation! Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of VA Troop 329 from St. Edward-Epiphany Catholic School stopped by the gym during a tour of the VSP Academy with Recruitment Trooper Jessica Shehan. Impressed by how much the Trooper-Trainees had to memorize, the girls rewarded the 129th Basic Session for their hard work & precision with a round of applause! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

 

Comment on Facebook

How about a case of thin mints?

May God bless our State Police.

ุงู†ุง ุงุญุจ ุงู…ุฑูŠูƒุง ุฌุฏุง

When is the lateral class recruitment?

Who hoo! Go (Trooper) Ammerman!!!!

Girl Scouts could of least brought cookies. Lord know you haven’t let them have anything sweet the past 29 weeks. Lol

Could you share time of graduation and what kind of attire is normal?

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations to all the new troopers,be safe,god bless you all.

Gut gemacht..๐Ÿค—

Miss you all

+ View more comments

Lebanon Doctor Sentenced on Federal Drug Distribution Charges: Dr. Dwight L. Bailey was Convicted of 61 Counts Including Drug Conspiracy

Abingdon, VIRGINIA โ€“ A medical doctor who previously practiced in Lebanon, Va. was sentenced today to serve 151 months in federal prison following convictions on federal drug charges. First Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and the Office of the Virginia Attorney General made the announcement.

Dr. Dwight L. Bailey, 66, was convicted of 61 federal charges following a two-week jury trial in August of 2018. Evidence presented at trial proved that Bailey, who operated Family Healthcare Associates of Southwest VA and Ridgewood Health Care Clinic, illegally prescribed drugs to his patients.

โ€œDr. Baileyโ€™s scheme to illegally prescribe opioids and other narcotics violated his patientsโ€™ trust and preyed on their addiction for his own financial gain.โ€ First Assistant Bubar said today. โ€œHis lengthy sentence should send a strong message that our office and our federal and state partners will work tirelessly to prosecute those in healthcare who perpetuate the opioid epidemic by illegally diverting medication to harm their patients and damage the community.โ€

Additional evidence showed that Baily, and other providers in his office, continually wrote prescriptions for opiates, benzodiazepines, and sleeping pills to patients who were clearly misusing, abusing, and diverting those controlled substances. Most of the patients at Baileyโ€™s clinic were receiving an opiate and/or a benzodiazepine. Baileyโ€™s income from his clinic and work at local emergency room topped $750,000 in a single year.

Bailey was convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute schedule II controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose, one count of conspiracy to distribute schedule III controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose, one count of conspiracy to distribute schedule IV controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose, 24 counts of distribution of schedule II controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose, three count of distribution of schedule III controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose, 32 counts of distribution of a schedule IV controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose, and one count of maintaining a place for the purpose of distributing controlled substances.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Virginia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Virginia State Police. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorneys/Virginia Attorneys General Janine Myatt and Nicole S. Terry and Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Sentence like that will slow the pill mills down.

Congratulations to VSP, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit , Va AG’s office and USAttorney’s Office. A long investigation and a successful prosecution!

Bust them all!

I wonder if he considers himself to be a drug dealer or just a doctor.

This is another step on the long road to normalcy,hopefully

Good job Blue and Gray

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Good job.

Always something drug related in Abingdon, Virginia why lol

Good

Good deal.

About time

+ View more comments

5 days ago

Virginia State Police

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for your outpouring of love for the Dowell family! Prayers for the safety of all the VSP!

That car sure shines of heaven looking down

Thank You All!!! May the Lord keep you safe...

May God and his angels watch over you all.

Thank y’all for everything you do. Stay safe. Prayers โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ♥๏ธ

Praying everyday for All my Brothers and Sisters in Law Enforcement ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your hard work as a state police God bless you and keep you safe๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Thank you all for your service to our State! Stay safe out there!

God please protect all of our law-enforcement officers as they go about their work each and every day protecting us!!!!

Thank you for your service. May God keep you safe!!

May the Good Lord keep the VSP safe in all they do

May God protect you all๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Never forgotten. Always Back the Blue. Praying for you all.

God be with all and keep you safe and be with the families of the fallen

Jesus please pour Your Most Precious Blood over all the Troopers Destroy any evil Attacking them Protect them from all evil bring them home safely. Remembering Trooper Fox Beautiful day is done Night is begun Amen

Praying for safety for VSP

Lord Bless my nephew, a mc trooper!

Stay safe, GOD BLESS!

May God protect you all๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Prayers to God for your safekeeping! Thank you for your service and sacrifices.

Thank you for your service, heroes in blue and gray. Dear Lord, PLEASE keep them safe.

Lord Bless each & everyone of you

beautiful.picture. Thanks to each of you and I ask God to protect each of you.

May God watch over you and return you home safe at the end if your tour of duty each day

Many prayers for our State Trooper's

+ View more comments

5 days ago

Virginia State Police

#ArriveAlive #Drive2SaveLivesTeens aren’t ready to have the same level of driving responsibility as adults. They make mistakes and get distracted easily -- especially if their friends are in the car. #TeenDriver ... See MoreSee Less

#ArriveAlive #Drive2SaveLives

 

Comment on Facebook

The use of Cell Phones need to be Out Law'd !...IMO.

Their 1st vehicle should be manual transmission. Really hard to shift gears and hold a phone !!!!!

Beginning of the procession from Chilhowie Christian Church...the VSP Appomattox Division Tactical Team Bearcat transported Trooper Lucas B. Dowell to the cemetery with his Division 3 Tactical Team members riding with him...by his side. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Today, we all bleed blue. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

An honorable sendoff for a life cut way to short. God bless you Officer Dowell.

Rest in Peace and thank for your service. Rest easy and may the Lord watch over your family. Thank you for a job well done.

A sober reminder for all of us....the price of service and freedom

Prayers!

My thoughts and prayers with the Dowell family. Please know all VSP are with you now and always. May God bless you all.

RIP 876...Thank you for your service....

God bless him and all of our fallen.

What an incredible comfort to the family

Rest in peace, Trooper. You served the state of Virginia well. I can only imagine the celebration waiting for you on the other side, and you hearing the Lord Almighty's booming voice say "Well done, my good and faithful servant. Enter into your eternal reward."

What a tragedy.... RIP Trooper Dowell...

Rest in Peace Sir!! Your sacrifice and your families sacrifice is not going unnoticed! God bless you and your family!

So sad. Too young to go. God Bless his grieving family and his blue family.๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‡

๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

I'm very sorry for the loss from your department. May the Lord continue to bless you in all you do, comfort you, and be with you always.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

God Bless. ๐Ÿ™

+ View more comments

Thank you to the 1,500 law enforcement from across Virginia and the nation, and local residents and friends who came to say farewell to a hero...Virginia State Police Trooper Lucas B. Dowell. #RIP #ThinBlueLine #ValorServicePride #NeverForget Chilhowie Christian Church The Town of Chilhowie, Virginia Town of Chilhowie Fire & EMS Department Smyth County-va ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

For Trooper Lucas Dowell An overwhelming outpour For one so young and brave. Who gave his all for peace and right Was honored well today. God bless his grieving fam’ly, His friends and troopers, too. Bring comfort to each breaking heart And may they look to You. May Angel wings wrap over Those who protect and serve. Keep each safe from any harm For they do much deserve.

My heart is so tired from all of this. I can't even say ENOUGH it's not working. We need a national day of prayer for the blue line. Storm heaven

Can’t tell you how frustrated I am with all of this. As a wife of a former officer/ detective I am so angered with what is going on in this country. God speed and thoughts and prayers are with all.

God Bless him and everyone that puts their lives in danger to protect us.

When I got word CES was dismissing early so that our lot could be used for parking, my heart swelled with pride. I'm a Marion native, but to see the community of Chilhowie come together in such a time, was purely amazing to see. On Saturday morning I got to see thousands of state police head south on 81 to honor Lucas. Wow was all I kept saying.

Ohhh sweet Jesus, most touching thing I've seen...so fitting to be using the tact team armored vehicle. #lovemyvspfamily

Most moving thing I have seen in my lifetime. But I hope and pray I never have to see again. That family is heartbroken, but the “brothers “, oh wow! So impressed with you all.

This is how a family takes care of one of their own...thoughts and prayers continue for VSP and all LEO’s across our great nation. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

So very sorry for your loss! Just heartbreaking! Love the love and support from the various LE agencies. It’s what y’all do. My son is a retired LEO and he has done the same for the fallen. My prayers are with his family, the Virginia State Police and all LE! God bless.

Heart warming to see all states of LE coming together to show support for Trooper Dowell and his family ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค♥๏ธ I’m very proud to be part of the VSP family.

Any chance you will list where all the law enforcement came from?

We have many friends on the VSP...they are actually More than friends..they are family. I only served in the military but have a deep regard for those who choose to keep us safe at home. Thank you, Trooper Lucas Dowell. You did not deserve to leave us this way...!

Until Valhalla my Brother.

Standing tall as you receive your angel wings. God bless you and your family๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

This makes me sad and mad. Just too many of our Leos being killed

Yes, a huge thank you. Just shows what good people they are!

This break's our heart's in to many pieces god be with the dear family!

Rest in peace and love to the family brother prayers are with you and your family and colleges I'm here to back up you're buddies wish I was there

Rest in peace Trooper, praying for his family and all law enforcement officers.

So touching praying for the Dowell family

R.I.P. Trooper Dowell, thank you for your service, prayers sent for the family and friends and family in Blue, you will forever be in our hearts

Thank you for your service. Praying for your friends & family in these difficult days ahead ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

Thank you for your service Sir.. Prayers fir Blue

RIP Trooper ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” my heart breaks

I am so thankful for all these police officers who risk their lives daily....and so saddened by this atrocity. God be with all the family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ Prayers and blessings to all

+ View more comments

At the St. James Church Cemetery in Smyth County, just outside Chilhowie, Virginia, several hundred gathered for the interment of VSP Trooper Lucas B. Dowell. At its conclusion, VSP Wytheville Division CAD Tech Martin Paulson marked off Unit 876... #NeverForget #RIP #UltimateSacrifice #ThinBlueLine #ValorServicePride ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

If there is anything that brings me to my knees it is the sound of last radio call. So many.... too many over the last 20 years that I can barely bring myself to stand again. Rest easy young Trooper and keep your hand over your brothers and sisters left on earth. ๐Ÿ’™

My cousin. I’m so proud of you Lucas. God bless! I’ll see you again. May the circle be unbroken ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข

Thank You Trooper Dowell. Your last call was the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. R.I.P. Dear sir.

It takes a special person to risk so much for someone who cares so little. Thank you for your service Trooper Dowell. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค Prayers to all.

God Bless that poor dispatcher who made that last radio call. I dont know how he did it. I wouldnt be strong enough.

Prayers for the family and friends of this true hero๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Sad day for us all Trooper Dowell...In Valor There Is Hope. Always remembered, never forgotten. Rest in peace.

Go Rest High On That Mountain Your Work On Earth Is Done

Prayers for all you in the loss of your fallen brother Thank you for your services RIP

I’m still lost for words to say . I’m glad to have know you and the memories I will never forget. Im so proud of you and would give almost anything to see and talk to you one more time .

Rest In Peace Trooper Dowell! Prayers for your family and friends!! Thank you for your service!

Thank you for your service Lucas Dowell now you are flying high with the angels.๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

So very sad. I think this was another senseless death due to there being so many drugs in Virginia. I pray every day that god will help us get control on this without having a bunch of our police officers killed.

My heart is breaking! I will never forget you or you ultimate sacrifice, Lucas! ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Rest In Peace Trooper Lucas Dowell You Are a Trooper In God’s Hands In Heaven

I’m in tears. God bless this family and friends.

Thank you for your love of family, community and life, you must have been a very special person. !!

Thoughts and prayers... from VSP 5144.

Sending prayers for his family and friends.

So heartbreaking. Beautiful service.

RIP VSP Trooper Lucas B. Dowell.

Prayers for the family so sad!!

God bless this family and every one of our police officers.

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™ my heart is broken for this family and all who knew him.

Thank you, sir! For your service! We love you!

+ View more comments

7 days ago

Virginia State Police

Procession leaving the church in Chilhowie to the interment for VSP Trooper Lucaโ€™s B. Dowell. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

If this doesn’t make your heart hurt, nothing can. One of Virginia’s finest. Prayers for comfort and support for his family, friends, and coworkers.

I was on my way back to Spotsy from Wise, VA. The amount of officers traveling to the funeral was overwhelming. The support brought tears to my eyes. RIP Trooper Dowell.

Thoughts and prayers are with Virginia State Trooper Dowell, his family, co-workers, friends and community. God speed on your new journey. It was an honor and pleasure working and knowing you. Thank you for your service, We have your watch now. You will never be forgotten!! EOW 02/04/19 ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Thank you Trooper Dowell๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

Saddest week I have had in many years. Right up there with 9–11!!!

Prayers for his family. May he rest in peace.

Beautiful service, I watched the Livestream from the WSLS Roku App. Rest in Peace : Trooper Dowell, You are a true American Hero in every sense of the word.

A lot of love being shown for Trooper Dowell!

Praysโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍♀๏ธ

God bless and keep each one of you safe. Thank you all for your hard work and sacrifices to keep us safe.

Prayers for the family and the VSP.

Sorry I could not be there to see you off brother. Rest in Peace

Praying! Rest In Peace in heaven trooper!

Rest in peace, Trooper Dowell. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. Matthew 5:9

Rest in peace. In Valor There Is Hope. Always remembered, never forgotten.

I'm very sorry for the loss from your department. May the Lord continue to bless you in all you do, comfort you, and be with you always.

Prayers for all!

Prayers to you all

Prayers. Thanks for the greatest police force !

My heartfelt prayers to your friends and family and to state police family trooper Dowell. You’ll be missed but not forgotten. Thank you for your service.

I didn't know you personally brother, but I am glad I was able to celebrate your life and learn of the outstanding man and Trooper you are, rest easy brother... We will hold the line from here.

Prays ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

So sad, prayers for family.

You can't watch this without hurting and the tears running, it is so sad but at the same time the pride of him and his fellow officers becomes overwhelming. Thank you sir for your ultimate sacrifice. 873 RIP.

Rest In Peace dear Trooper Dowell giving the ultimate sacrifice to protect all in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prayers for all who hold your cherished memories in their hearts always

+ View more comments

The Virginia State Police is so humbled & beyond appreciative for these men and women in blue coming all the way to The Town of Chilhowie, Virginia in Southwest #Virginia to support us, pray with us, laugh with us, and share with us that unique bond of the badge. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Arizona State Highway Patrol NYPD West Virginia State Police North Carolina State Highway Patrol ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Truly means a lot to the family of the trooper for the support of so many coming from a family who has been through the horrific and devastating time. VIRGINIA STATE POLICE Family SA Mike Walter E.O.W. 5/27/17๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

The WV state trooper signing the book is my nephew

Being there yesterday and seeing firsthand such an out pouring of love, truly demonstrated the meaning of FAMILY.

I’ve never seen anything like what we saw today with the outpouring of love and support from the State Police , it was incredible. ๐Ÿ’™

Doesn’t matter what colors you wear if your LEO your family

Thanks for the respect for the Lucas Family!Praying for all!

Lucas Dowell would be so honored. Such a tribute shows how truly wonderful he was.

What an awesome gesture of support for this young mans family! May God give them the strength in the coming days and Thank You to all LEO’s for the job you do and to your families for their sacrifices they endure while you serve your fellow citizens!

The support the Police community and especially the Virginia State Police demonstrate is beyond anything you will ever see or experience. Respect and class. Truly a brotherhood. Godspeed Trooper Dowell.

Its a great blessing in honoring Trooper Lucas Dowell and his family. Thanks to all those who protect us and scarfice daily.

It truly means alot to the family of a fallen officer that other agencies thought so highly as to come pay their respects to the fallen officer,the family,friends and fellow officers of the fallen..thank you for sharing this time of rememberance with the VSP today..Godspeed to our fallen trooper and condolences to his family,blood and blue๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

A great tribute for their fallen brother. Prayers for all.

If we dont look out for each other, no one else will.

They support each other in life and death.

God bless you Joe for the years you spent as a State Trooper I love you and Jewel

Thank you all the respect for the fallen officer. You guys/girls are awesome

My heart is breaking for his family

God bless each of these women and men.

Always sad when a law enforcement officer loses his/her life in the line of duty๐Ÿ’™

Respect. Sad occasion, but awesome support and respect. Thanks to all of them. And thank you VSP for your work every day.

We were there last night and also saw Nebraska, Boston, Kentucky, and many more!

OMG!! someone came fr Arizona? ๐Ÿ™Œ #ThinBlueLine๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ‍♂๏ธWhen I used to drive to my cousins house in CObbs Creek, I passed a house that had sign in the yard: Warden: Game Inland Fisheries ๐Ÿฆ†๐ŸฆŒ

God bless this family and his family in blue

Thank you truly a brotherhood! Again, thank you and stay safe!

Thank you all so much! You all are truly amazing people! Prayers for you all every day! Safe travels back home! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

+ View more comments

1 week ago

Virginia State Police

www.facebook.com/95975169940/posts/10156957772069941/We have had a lot of requests for a livestream for Virginia State Trooper Lucas Dowell. The stream will be available tomorrow (2/9) at 11:00am at www.ChilhowieChurch.com ... See MoreSee Less

https://www.facebook.com/95975169940/posts/10156957772069941/

 

Comment on Facebook

Bailee Dover Cornwell Nate Cornwell Haleigh Blevins y’all should watch

God speed Trooper!

๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ‍♂๏ธ๐Ÿ’™

My condolences to his family and friends, and to the Virginia State Police family.

Thank you ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค. RIP Lucas ....

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

I'm very sorry for the loss from your department. May the Lord continue to bless you in all you do, comfort you, and be with you always.

Thank you, we care. ๐Ÿ™

Thank you. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Prayers to his Family and all of VSP

Rip

+ View more comments

We will never forget... ... See MoreSee Less

We will never forget...

 

Comment on Facebook

๐Ÿ’™ His Grandson followed in his footsteps and is so proud to be his grandson!

My uncle, Berkley Parker, worked with Trooper Harmon In Pittsylvania Co.

Prayers for the family and may God watch over all the law enforcement

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

Remembered when it happened . My husband was a trooper at the time! So sad!!

Always remember, never forget!

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

God Bless your family and the time he gave to the Great Blue and Gray

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

Never forgotten.

Always remember never forget

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Blessings!

+ View more comments

We will never forget... ... See MoreSee Less

We will never forget...

 

Comment on Facebook

RIP Uncle Bill ๐Ÿ˜‡

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

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

Blessings!

Rest in peace thank you for your service

Sorry for your

NEVER FORGET.

Praying for his family

Never forgotten

Rip. We will never forget.

Always remember, never forget!!

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Always remember never forget

RIP sir

RIP sir ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

God Bless your family and the time he gave to the Great Blue and Gray

Prayers for his family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

+ View more comments

1 week ago

Virginia State Police

VSP extends its prayers and condolences to the family and fellow officers of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Matthew Rittner. He was shot and killed while executing a narcotics search warrant Wednesday morning. Too familiar. Too soon. Too many. #RIP Officer Rittner. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. #NeverForget #ThinBlueLineMilwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner, killed in the line of duty, left behind a wife and young son. He served the City of Milwaukee, and our country, as a member of the Marine Corps. http://via.fox6now.com/xAie7 ... See MoreSee Less

VSP extends its prayers and condolences to the family and fellow officers of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Matthew Rittner. He was shot and killed while executing a narcotics search warrant Wednesday morning. Too familiar. Too soon. Too many. #RIP Officer Rittner. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. #NeverForget #ThinBlueLine

 

Comment on Facebook

War has been declared on police officers it seems. So sad. God comfort all these families.

Prayers-- this has got to stop now

God be with his family.

Prayers for everyone <3

Tears , prayers and heartfelt condolences sent to both Blood and Blue .... ๐Ÿ™

VSP and Milwaukee PD our blue hearts are with you both and your families this tradgic week! God bless

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of Milwaukee.

๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ RIP, Milwaukee Police Officer Rittner! Thank you for your dedicated service. May God comfort the hearts of your earthly family and the hearts of your brothers and sisters in your police family. You will be missed.๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ฎ

Prayers for family and fellow brothers.

Rest In Peace and thank you

So sorry for the loss, to his family and police bureau. Too sad to endure.

Realistically, pretty commonplace though. Just the way it is in the world we exist in today. A risk that every LEO knows he takes every moment of his life.

God watch over his family.

Prayers for family, friends and all officers.๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

So sad gone too soon. May he rest in peace!

Sorry for the Family's loss RIP Sir

May God Bless his family.

Rest in peace, Officer. God bless your family

Peace & Prayers to his family...๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™

R.I.P. HERO "BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS"

Rest in peace thank you for your service

Prayers for his family and his family of blue.

Milwaukee PD our prayers are with you and the family of the officer. May God be with you all and keep you safe from further harm. Be back all our brothers and sisters in blue.

The thin blue line has become thinner again..sincerest condences.to the family,friends and colleques of this fallen officer....this has been a rough week..Godspeed Officer Rittner..

RIP, and thank you for your service Sir.

+ View more comments

1 week ago

Virginia State Police

WJHL
WATCH: Virginia State Sen. Bill Carrico broke down on Senate floor today talking about fallen VSP trooper Lucas Dowell, who was shot and killed during a drug raid. READ MORE: https://www.wjhl.com/local/sen-bill-carrico-breaks-down-on-senate-floor-talking-about-fallen-vsp-trooper/1757566131
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Prayers...Thank you for your service...May God lay his hands on your family for your sacrifice...You sir will never be forgotten.

Powerful,rest in peace

Sad

Prayers

Prayers

Rest in peace Trooper, prayers for the family and friends and all law enforcement officers.

๐Ÿ’”

Wonderful remembrance and honor for this brave Sheep Dog!

So tragic and sad.

In Collinsville near laundry and car wash

Prayers

Heartbreaking but beautiful.

Prayers

This is ๐Ÿ’” May he R.I.P. My thoughts and prayers are with VSP Trooper Dowell’s family and loved ones ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™

+ View more comments

1 week ago

Virginia State Police

129th Basic Session is laying flowers at the memorial car. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Being the mother of a Virginia State Trooper this breaks my โค๏ธ

RIP Trooper Dowell - God Bless the Dowell and VSP Family! Never to be Forgotten!

Sending prayers, love and hugs from a Marine Veteran. We are all brothers and sisters and there are no lines drawn between those who serve. Fallen hero, rising angel

Our thoughts and prayers going out for all of you. And also his family and friends.

I am so sorry! I pray the Lord brings comfort to his parents and sister.

๐Ÿ’”Prayers all the time for all of you.

So touching. Thank you all for all that you do and for this young hero. May God wrap his arms around all of you now for comfort. โค๏ธ

My heart my aches for his family and coworkers! Prayers for all of you!

Such brave men and women that serve. Honor and Respect. ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ˜ข

This is heartbreaking ! Prayers for the family of this hero and his LEO family of which my precious nephew is a member ! He was in his fallen hero’s class !๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Respects to all! The loss of this Trooper is a loss to all. RIP young trooper. Prayers to his family, the VSP and all who new him. God bless!

May God be with this man’s family, friends, and coworkers during this difficult time. Thank you for your service and may you RIP.

Prayers for the family and friends of Trooper Dowell and the entire VSP family. My brothers VSP, back the blue. Always a class act. #thinblueline #vspfamily

Being the daughter of a retired master trooper this breaks my heart๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Prayers to the family and thank you all for your service

Stay safe and thank you.

Stay safe and God be with you

To Lucas Dowell's family: I'm so, so sorry. Your son's passing has brought tears to many; his service and goodness will live on in our hearts

Thoughts and prayers from West Virginia

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS!

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ thanks sir for your service and sacrifice ! And that. To you officers !

Rest in Peace Trooper Dowell. Prayers for his famil, friends and brothers of the Blue. Such a sad world we live in.....

God bless all these guys and their families

Rest in peace, Trooper. Your earthly work is done.

Being a First Responder this hits the whole family, whether you are in Law Enforcement, Fire or Emergency Medical we are all one family. When one loses a member we all mourn.

+ View more comments

When no words are necessary... VSP Med-Flight helicopter in flight returning to its Abingdon Aviation Base with Trooper Lucas B. Dowell and his family aboard. Thank you, Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc. and Washington Co. Sheriff's Office for supporting us during this most difficult and challenging of times. #BrothersandSistersinBlue #NeverForget #StandStrong #StaySafe #ThinBlueLine ... See MoreSee Less

When no words are necessary... VSP Med-Flight helicopter in flight returning to its Abingdon Aviation Base with Trooper Lucas B. Dowell and his family aboard. Thank you, Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Inc. and Washington Co. Sheriffs Office for supporting us during this most difficult and challenging of times. #BrothersandSistersinBlue #NeverForget #StandStrong #StaySafe #ThinBlueLine

 

Comment on Facebook

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Thank you for your service, Trooper Dowell. May God bless and comfort your family!

'"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." Matthew 5:9 Rest In Peace Trooper Lucas B. Dowell

Please pray for this family !! For twenty one years, while our son served as a VSP Trooper, we lived daily in fear of having to deal with this situation. Only God can comfort them. There are no words to explain the hurt they feel. God bless the family and the VSP family !!

Thank you Virginia State Police and Trooper Dowell for putting your lives on the line to protect all! My prayers are with Mr. Dowell's family, friends, brothers and sisters in uniform. God bless and protect you all! Praying daily for the hate of our law enforcement to stop! This is not the way it should be!๐Ÿ’”

The Westerhoff family of Farmville send their deepest condolences and respect to the family of Trooper Lucas B. Dowell, his police family and friends. We appreciate his dedication and valor. We will continue to honor him and his family in prayer during this incredibly difficult time. Rest in peace; you will not be forgotten.

Go Rest High On That Mountain Your Work On Earth Is Done ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™

Blessed are the Peace makers for they are the children of God. ๐Ÿ’™

He lived by the motto: John 15:13. God's Blessings & Strength to Trooper Lucas Dowell's family. Thank you for your service! R.I.P

Prayers going out to the family!! May you RIP TROOPER LUCAS B. DOWELL!!!

Rest in peace Trooper Dowell. Thank you for your service. Your life mattered. ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Thank you Virginia State Police one and all, for all that you do. Thank You Trooper Dowell, Rest In Peace and God Speed ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Our sincere condolences go out to Trooper Dowells’s family and our Virginia State Troopers. We hold you all up in prayer for peace,love and healing during these dark days. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’”

I have no words.... only a terrible sadness.

God bless him and thank you for your service. Unfortunately, you have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. So sad, so senseless. Prayers for grace, comfort, and peace to your family. God is their only strength in such a loss!

My sincere thoughts and many prayers for Trooper Dowell’s family and his brothers and sisters in blue. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your service. RIP ๐Ÿ’™

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you all and his family.

Rest In Peace Trooper. May God be with this family through their time of grief. I am so sorry for your loss.

Heart breaking. Prayers to all!

Sending my deepest condolences out to the family, friends and community. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May God give them all peace & comfort today and the days ahead. Thank you sir for your service!

Thanks to all that serve God bless your family and friends RIP

God bless Trooper Dowell. My deepest condolences and prayers for peace to his family and friends, and his State Police brothers and sisters. May he Rest In Peace.

My deepest condolences to this family. It hurts to read this. I retired twice from two Departments and my kids worried about their mom constantly. I am so very sorry this happened to your son. Rest In Peace. You will not be forgotten!!

Prayers for the family and friends

Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of Trooper Dowell. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, VSP family and his friends. Thank you for your dedicated service to the community you served. RIP ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Prayers for the family and all of our dedicated officers who sacrifice their lives to save ours ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

+ View more comments

VSP Trooper Lucas B. Dowell, accompanied by his family and the 129th Basic Session, as the Dowell family prepares to depart our Aviation Chesterfield County, Virginia Base for home in #SWVA. #NeverForget #NeverAlone #ThinBlueLine ... See MoreSee Less

VSP Trooper Lucas B. Dowell, accompanied by his family and the 129th Basic Session, as the Dowell family prepares to depart our Aviation Chesterfield County, Virginia Base for home in #SWVA. #NeverForget #NeverAlone #ThinBlueLine

 

Comment on Facebook

'"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." Matthew 5:9 Rest In Peace Trooper Lucas B. Dowell

A son of Southwest Virginia came home tonight, we thank him for his service and for serving his fellow man/woman. RIP, your job is done! God Bless!

Thank you for your service, Trooper Dowell. My thoughts are with you, your family and colleagues at the Virginia State Police.

Prayers for Trooper Dowell's family, friends, and colleagues. Rest in Peace Sir. Thank you for your service.

Rest In Peace and thank you

So very sorry for this young man's family and friends! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค Prayers for strength and comfort at this sad time.

Prayers for all Thank You For Your Service

Prayers and thank you for your service. God bless <3

Condolences to Trooper Dowell’s family and the VSP brothers & sisters. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ™

He'd still be alive if he didn't break into someone's home.

Thank you for your service Sir !! ๐Ÿ’™

A beautiful image of love and support. God bless you all!

Murder a LEOCapital Punishment! May god bless him and keep him on his journey home to the lord!

Prayers of comfort for family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you Trooper Dowell for your faithful service.

Thanks for keeping us safe GOD BLESS

Prayers to all god bless

Condolences and prayers.

Praying for his family and colleagues.Thank you for your service.

Eternal memory and may perpetual light shine upon him.

Rest In Peace Trooper Dowell. Prayers for your family, friends & fellow officers in blue. Thank you for serving your great community. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™

Rest in peace Trooper Dowell. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Godspeed. โšซ๏ธโšซ๏ธโšซ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ”ตโšซ๏ธโšซ๏ธโšซ๏ธ

Never forget Trooper Fox

God bless y’all

So very sad. Thank you for your service and prayers to your family and friends. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

+ View more comments

Keeping with #VSP tradition, #Virginia Trooper Lucas B. Dowell's blue-and-gray patrol car has been placed in front of his Area 20 Office in Amherst, Virginia as a way to honor his life, legacy & sacrifice. #ValorServicePride #NeverForget #ThinBlueLine ... See MoreSee Less

Keeping with #VSP tradition, #Virginia Trooper Lucas B. Dowells blue-and-gray patrol car has been placed in front of his Area 20 Office in Amherst, Virginia as a way to honor his life, legacy & sacrifice. #ValorServicePride #NeverForget #ThinBlueLine

 

Comment on Facebook

One thought I have is that it's too late to thank Trooper Dowell for his service. We need to thank the troopers while they are still with us. But we should uphold his family.

My family and I were in the E.R. last night when he passed, so sad. Very seldom do you see grown men in uniform and nurses cry. RIP brother. We'll take it from here

In Loving Memory Of Lucas Dowell - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE - Thank you for your service you're now with the King of Kings; transported to his presence carried up on angels wings. You were such a blessing to everyone you knew. You went above and beyond the job you had to do. We are brokenhearted but we know you're not in pain. And our loss here on earth has become heaven's gain. Now it is with gratefulness we release you to the Lord. Enjoy your eternity for you have earned your rewards.

Thank you for your loyal and steadfast service to the Commonwealth of Virginia. May the Lord hold you and comfort your family in his love. Rest easy brave warrior. Thank you.

No officer's family and co workers should have to go through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Thanks to all the men and women in blue for their service to our community and the state of Virginia

Trooper Dowell. Virginia is a safer place because of your service. We all mourn your passing and pray for your family and your colleagues. Rest in peace. You are a hero. You will not be forgotten.

This is just heart wrenching...May each one left behind find peace in their hearts during this time of such sadness. He will Rest In Peace. God called him home...his work on this earth is completed...

Heartbroken, praying for your family. RIP ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Prayers for VSP and the Dowell family. ๐Ÿ™

Thanks for service to Virginia, prays to your family and to all the men and women who keep Virginia safe

Well done my good and faithful servant!!

Prayers to Trooper Dowell and his family and thanks to you all.. you all are the best

Such a tragic loss ! My thoughts and prayers go out to his Family, Friends & VSP Family !๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™

Prayers for comfort for his family and friends and fellow first responders and Such a shame, all for trying to keep everyone safe

So very, very sad. Prayers for all of his loved ones. Prayers for all officers as they risk their lives to keep us safe.

So very sorry ~ my prayers and thoughts are with the family and all who serve and protect us~thank you for the ultimate price.

Thank you Trooper, for your service praying for his family, friends, and all law enforcement.

May God wrap his arms around this young man's family and comfort them at this horrific time. God Bless this young man-Thank you for your services

Thank you for keeping us safe.

Praying for family and loved ones.

I’m going to miss seeing him around town. Deepest sympathy to the Dowell family. โค๏ธ

Thank you for your service. RIP

Thanks for you service to the State of Va. , May you R I P.

Sending light, love, comfort and peace to all๐Ÿ’•

+ View more comments

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

TY to our partners at VDOT for your prayers and support, today and every day. #StaySafeToday we honor a fallen partner with our sister agency, Virginia State Police. Trooper Lucas B. Dowell lost his life yesterday on duty. Trooper Dowell helped us observe National Work Zone Awareness Week less than a year ago by supporting our #VDOT #Lynchburg crews at our LOVE sign. We are thankful for Trooper Dowell's sacrifice and partnership. Please keep his loved ones and our partners at #VirginiaStatePolice in your thoughts as they work through this loss. #ThinBlueLine #ValorServicePride #VDOT #VSP #NWZAW ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

His sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Hero.

Craig Dalton

Prayers for the family.

Never forgotten.

Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice for the people of Virginia. Praying for family and friends in Christ's Holy Name AMEN.

RIP taken to young thank you for your service your in God's hands now your fellow troopers have it from here prayers for the family & fellow troopers

Just brings tears to my eyes.

So sorry for this senseless, devasting loss of your trooper. Prayers to all.

Always in our hearts my Brother ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Condolences and prayers.

RIP, Sir. Thank you for your service. May God comfort the hearts of your family and all who loved you.

Love & Prayers

Thank you for your service you went above and beyond

God Bless.amen.RIP

Anita Clark So very sorry. Thanks you Trooper Dowell for your service.

It takes a village!

Prayers sent

Prayers and Godbless

Dear God in heaven! This is so sad. May you rest in peace Sir and thank you for your service. Many prayers to all family and friends. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

RIP

Please accept my sincere condolences for him and his family. May he rest in peace. Thank you for your service and for always keeping me safe and protecting me. God Bless all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Prayers ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™

RlP

+ View more comments

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

'"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." Matthew 5:9 Rest In Peace Trooper Lucas B. Dowell

I am proud to be the mother to two LEO's. This Troopers family has had the worst fear come true. May The Lord bless all of you, give you strength. He has been welcomed into heaven by St. Michael.

Rest in Peace Brother from your Brothers and Sisters of the Connecticut State Police.

Prayers & Honor to that VASP trooper & his family & coworkers.

So sorry to hear this. Thank you for serving and protecting. Praying for you all daily. Deepest sympathy for the family.๐Ÿ’™

Thank You For Your Service. R.I.P Trooper Dowell๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ™

God bless each one you, we are proud of your work!

America Stands with The Virginia State Police today... so sorry for this organization and his family.

So sorry for your loss..My deepest sympathy and prayers for everyone..

R.I.P. sir and thank you for your service

Thank you for your service ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ชR.I.P.

Prayers for this family

Condolences from Hampton Va

RIP. Praying for the family

Thank you so much for your service. Prayers for everyone

RIP BROTHER MAY GOD BE WITH AND YOUR FAMLY

Sending our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and Law Enforcement Family.

Sorry for our loss. Prayers for all.

Prayers for the family and the VSP family.

Thank him for his service, God Bless ๐Ÿ˜‡

Prayers, RIP Trooper Dowell, WVSP

My prayers are with all of you.

We lost another way too soon but RIP sir. Your service to us is over but we will never forget you.

Good bless our peacemakers. Matthew 5:9

Rest in peace, Trooper Dowell. In Valor There Is Hope. Always remembered, never forgotten.

+ View more comments

VSP Mourning Loss of Trooper Killed in Cumberland County Shooting

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigationโ€™s Appomattox Field Office is investigating a shooting in Cumberland County that claimed the life of a Virginia State Police trooper and resulted in the death of the shooting suspect. The incident occurred Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

Trooper Lucas B. Dowell, 28, was a member of the Virginia State Police Tactical Team that was assisting the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force with executing a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Cumberland Road/Route 45, just north of the town limits of Farmville. The Tactical Team had made entry into the residence shortly before 10 p.m. Monday when an adult male inside the residence began shooting at them. The Tactical Team members returned fire, fatally wounding the male suspect.

Trooper Dowell was transported to Southside Community Hospital in Farmville where he succumbed to his injuries. Trooper Dowell becomes the Departmentโ€™s 66th line of duty death. The Chilhowie, Va. native graduated the Virginia State Policeโ€™s 122nd Basic Session in November 2014. Since graduation he has been assigned to the Virginia State Police Appomattox Division; his latest assignment was on patrol in Area 20, which encompasses the City of Lynchburg, and Amherst and Campbell counties. He was a member of the Appomattox Division Tactical Team - the equivalent of a SWAT Team. He is survived by his parents and a sister.

โ€œThis is an extremely difficult day for the State Police,โ€ said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent. โ€œWe are humbled by Lucasโ€™ selfless sacrifice and grateful for his dedicated service to the Commonwealth. He will forever be remembered by his State Police Family for his great strength of character, tenacity, valor, loyalty and sense of humor.โ€

The adult male suspect, Corey Johnson, 44, died at the scene. His remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination and autopsy. State police are still in the process notifying next of kin. The male suspect was the only individual inside the residence at the time of the shooting. The search warrant was being conducted as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

No other troopers were injured in the shooting. In accordance with Virginia State Police policy, the two troopers who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative leave.
... See MoreSee Less

VSP Mourning Loss of Trooper Killed in Cumberland County Shooting 

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigationโ€™s Appomattox Field Office is investigating a shooting in Cumberland County that claimed the life of a Virginia State Police trooper and resulted in the death of the shooting suspect. The incident occurred Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

Trooper Lucas B. Dowell, 28, was a member of the Virginia State Police Tactical Team that was assisting the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force with executing a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Cumberland Road/Route 45, just north of the town limits of Farmville. The Tactical Team had made entry into the residence shortly before 10 p.m. Monday when an adult male inside the residence began shooting at them. The Tactical Team members returned fire, fatally wounding the male suspect.

Trooper Dowell was transported to Southside Community Hospital in Farmville where he succumbed to his injuries. Trooper Dowell becomes the Departmentโ€™s 66th line of duty death. The Chilhowie, Va. native graduated the Virginia State Policeโ€™s 122nd Basic Session in November 2014. Since graduation he has been assigned to the Virginia State Police Appomattox Division; his latest assignment was on patrol in Area 20, which encompasses the City of Lynchburg, and Amherst and Campbell counties. He was a member of the Appomattox Division Tactical Team - the equivalent of a SWAT Team. He is survived by his parents and a sister. 

โ€œThis is an extremely difficult day for the State Police,โ€ said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent. โ€œWe are humbled by Lucasโ€™ selfless sacrifice and grateful for his dedicated service to the Commonwealth. He will forever be remembered by his State Police Family for his great strength of character, tenacity, valor, loyalty and sense of humor.โ€

The adult male suspect, Corey Johnson, 44, died at the scene. His remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination and autopsy. State police are still in the process notifying next of kin. The male suspect was the only individual inside the residence at the time of the shooting. The search warrant was being conducted as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.
 
No other troopers were injured in the shooting. In accordance with Virginia State Police policy, the two troopers who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative leave.

 

Comment on Facebook

This morning I woke up to a text message stating a Virginia State trooper had been shot and killed last night. As I started to to read the article that was attached my heart sank. Yes this was a fellow brother in blue but even worse a close friend. Lucas and I met while he was a student at Radford University and I was a Sergeant with VSP. He was assigned to me as part of an internship program through Radford University. I remember Lucas coming to headquarters to meet me on his very first day. He walked into my office with a huge smile on his face as he introduced himself and after we talked for a bit we formed an instant friendship. He and I would talk for hours about his desire to become a police officer, his family and his prized possession pick up truck. As our friendship grew Lucas came to me one day and said he wanted to join the Virginia State Police as a Trooper. He also asked if I could be one of his references and help guide him through the application process which I did. I saw a lot in this young man and I knew he would make a great Trooper. Lucas went through the hiring process and was hired in 2014 and upon graduation I had the honor of presenting him his certificate on stage at his graduation ceremony. When I retired in March of 2015 Lucas surprised me by attending my retirement dinner. It was great to see him and it meant a lot to me that he came to honor my career in law enforcement. Lucas will forever hold a special place in my heart and I’m proud of his accomplishments in the short time we had together as members of the Virginia State Police. Rest In Peace Brother!

Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's Bixby letter... "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom. Yours, very sincerely and respectfully, A. Lincoln." Thank you for your service!

On behalf of myself and all members of the Caroline County Sheriff's Office, I want to express my condolences to all our brothers and sisters at the Virginia State Police on the loss of Trooper Lucas B. Dowell. As a former Virginia State Police First Sergeant, a loss like this hits particularly close to home for me, both personally and professionally. Trooper Dowell gave his life so that all of us could live, work and sleep more safely. Let his loss, and those of the officers who have fallen before him, never be forgotten. God bless Trooper Dowell and his family. - Sheriff A. A. Lippa, Jr., CCSO

Trooper Dowell is true hero of the Commonwealth who dedicated himself to service. To his family, thank you for raising such a fine, brave young man. I’m deeply sorry for your huge loss. To those reading this, please do some good in this world today and beyond in Trooper Dowell’s honor.

On behalf of Colonel David R. Hines and the men and women of HCSO, our thoughts and prayers go out to Trooper Dowell's family, friends and the men and women of Virginia State Police. Trooper Lucas B. Dowell's service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest easy.

The members of Ramapo PD NY send our sympathy to the Virginia State Police and to the family & friends of Trooper Dowell. May he rest in peace.

We send our thoughts and prayers from New Jersey.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Our hearts and prayers are with you and the entire community.

His sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Hero.

A very sad day for the State of Virginia , for the Virginia State Police and for all law enforcement officers nationwide. R.I.P. Trooper and thank you for your service.

Rest in peace, Trooper Dowell. We are grateful for your service of keeping Virginia's citizens safe. May God comfort the hearts of your earthly family and also the hearts of your Virginia State Police family and brothers and sisters. Our thoughts and prayers for all. You will be missed, Sir! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

We mourn with your family today. You fought the good fight, you finished well. We who honor and respect the blue line salute you and your service to your community and to your nation. May you rest in the hands of the Almighty God. We mourn not as those who have no hope, but we mourn the passing of a great man, a person who made a positive impact in the lives of others. Thank you Officer Dowell for everything you have done.

Thank you for sharing. It is important for us to recognize the service of all State Troopers and especially honor those who have laid down their lives for us. Prayers rising for all who cared for this man.

To protect us, some give the ultimate sacrifice. Prayers for his family.

I did not know you personally but you are in the family of blue. Rest in Peace brother and fly high

Prayers for his family and friends

Prayers to his family friends and all of law enforcement

So sorry ! Praying for His Family and his Friends๐Ÿ™

Prayers for all that mourn. ๐Ÿ’™

My deepest condolences to the family and friends. Thank you my Brother for your service and ultimate sacrifice ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Prayers for his family and friends

Thank you for your service, Trooper Dowell. Rest in peace. Praying for his family, colleagues, and friends. ๐Ÿ˜ช

Prayers! Heartbreaking. Thank you for your service Trooper Dowell.

Thoughts and prayers sent ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ช

+ View more comments

VSP Investigating Shooting Incident in Cumberland County

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office investigating is a shooting incident that occurred Monday evening (Feb. 4) in Cumberland County.

A Virginia State Police Tactical Team was assisting the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force with executing a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Cumberland Road/Route 45. The Tactical Team had made entry into the residence shortly before 10 p.m. Monday when an adult male inside the residence began shooting at them. The Tactical Team members returned fire.

One of the troopers was shot and was transported to Southside Community Hospital in Farmville for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The adult male suspect was also shot. He died at the scene. State police are still in the process of confirming his identity and notifying his next of kin.

No other troopers were injured in the shooting.

The male suspect was the only individual inside the residence at the time of the shooting.

A State Police Tactical Team is the equivalent of a SWAT Team. The residence where the shooting occurred is in Cumberland County several hundred feet north of the town limits of Farmville.

In accordance with Virginia State Police policy, the two troopers who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative leave.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.
... See MoreSee Less

VSP Investigating Shooting Incident in Cumberland County  

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations Appomattox Field Office investigating is a shooting incident that occurred Monday evening (Feb. 4) in Cumberland County. 

A Virginia State Police Tactical Team was assisting the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force with executing a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Cumberland Road/Route 45. The Tactical Team had made entry into the residence shortly before 10 p.m. Monday when an adult male inside the residence began shooting at them. The Tactical Team members returned fire.

One of the troopers was shot and was transported to Southside Community Hospital in Farmville for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The adult male suspect was also shot. He died at the scene. State police are still in the process of confirming his identity and notifying his next of kin. 

No other troopers were injured in the shooting. 

The male suspect was the only individual inside the residence at the time of the shooting.

A State Police Tactical Team is the equivalent of a SWAT Team. The residence where the shooting occurred is in Cumberland County several hundred feet north of the town limits of Farmville.

In accordance with Virginia State Police policy, the two troopers who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative leave. 

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

 

Comment on Facebook

To everyone the Trooper died in Southside Community Hospital, in Farmville. โ˜น๏ธ

Prayers for this trooper that he recovers. So proud of all first responders. When something like this happens it affects all the familys of VSP. That could of been my son that got hurt as he is a V S Trooper .I pray everyday that he comes home to his family everynite. Praying for his family

Prayers for the Family. RET WVSP

My thoughts are with the Trooper and his family, blood and Blue. ๐Ÿ’™

Prayers for the trooper!

Praying the trooper pulls through and recovers quickly

RIP Brother, may God guard your soul...

Praying for comfort and peace for the Trooper's family and brothers and sisters in Blue ๐Ÿ’™

Prayers of comfort for Trooper Dowell's family, the Virginia State Police and everyone involved in witnessing this tradgey. Prayers to the family of the person also killed during the raid.

Prayers going out for the Trooper and his family......

Praying for that trooper and his family right now. ๐Ÿ™

Prayers to all the Troopers and their families. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Prayers for the trooper ๐Ÿ’™

Prayers going out to these officers& their families! God bless you & keep you safe !

So sad. Thanks sir for your service.

Praying for the Trooper's blood family and all of his family in blue. It is hard to believe this happened in my little town. No community is immuned to this.

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to all๐Ÿ˜ขโค๏ธ

I’m so sorry to hear this. God bless you all. You do such important and honorable work, and you are appreciated.

So very sad. Prayers for family, blood and blue.

Prayers for the injured Trooper. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Thoughts and prayers for State police officer shot,

This isn't where Alyson is, is it?

Prayers for this brave brother, his family and VSP.

Prayers for comfort and peace for his family and friends ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Thank you for your service. Prayers to his loved ones and the Virginia State Police ๐Ÿ™

+ View more comments

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Virginia Department of Transportation
Patriots or Rams? No matter who wins the #SuperBowl tonight, the real winners will have a plan to get home safely. Designated drivers = the real MVP. #DontDriveBlitzed #SuperBowlLIII #ArriveAlive
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Nearly HALF of all US traffic deaths during Super Bowl 2017 were alcohol related. Be smart, stay safe, and designate a driver! #herndonpd #MakeAPlan #DriveSober ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿš” ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

In Super Bowl 2019, there is a far greater danger of people being bored to death.... But seriously, thank God for you and all you do to keep us safe. Be careful out there.

Thank you god I don’t drink

The Super Bowl sucked, a total waste.

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Don't #ram your chances and lose out this #SuperBowl Sunday! Be a #SmartSafeSober #Patriot and #ArriveAlive. #DontDUI #Drive2SaveLivesThere’s no need to consult the playbook. The winning play is to always designate a sober driver. Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. #DesignatedDriver ... See MoreSee Less

Dont #ram your chances and lose out this #SuperBowl Sunday! Be a #SmartSafeSober #Patriot and #ArriveAlive. #DontDUI #Drive2SaveLives

 

Comment on Facebook

The Super Bowl sucked, a total waste.

No excuses to drink and drive,too many options like a friend or lyft or Uber or a cab.

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

OK, it’s here. #SuperBowl Sunday – a time when, historically, nearly HALF of U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers (48% in 2017, NHTSA). If your game plan involves alcohol, please #MakeAPlan, #DesignateASoberDriver, #DriveSober and #ReportDUI ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿš” http://wrap.org/pdfs/2019SuperBowlPR.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

The Super Bowl sucked, a total waste.

Best way to have a super Sunday is leave the tv off and get out side. Who cares about football.

VSP Seeking Information in Fatal Accomack County Arson

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Chesapeake Field Office is now investigating the fatal fire in Accomack County as an arson and homicide. The preliminary examination conducted Saturday by the Office of the Medical Examiner in Norfolk revealed that each of the three bodies recovered from a burned mobile home in Nelsonia suffered additional injuries inconsistent with a fire.

State police is asking anyone with information concerning the fire to please contact us at 757-424-6800 or #77 on a cell phone or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

The Medical Examiner's Office is still working to positively identify the remains.

The fire was discovered around 10:45 a.m. Friday (Feb. 1) at a residence in the 28000 block of Johnson Court in the Town of Nelsonia. State police special agents recovered the remains of two adults and one juvenile from inside the burned mobile home. The residence was completely destroyed in the blaze.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Accomack County Eastern Shore Fire/EMS/Police Breaking News
... See MoreSee Less

VSP Seeking Information in Fatal Accomack County Arson

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations Chesapeake Field Office is now investigating the fatal fire in Accomack County as an arson and homicide. The preliminary examination conducted Saturday by the Office of the Medical Examiner in Norfolk revealed that each of the three bodies recovered from a burned mobile home in Nelsonia suffered additional injuries inconsistent with a fire. 

State police is asking anyone with information concerning the fire to please contact us at 757-424-6800 or #77 on a cell phone or by email at questions@vsp.virginia.gov. 

The Medical Examiners Office is still working to positively identify the remains. 

The fire was discovered around 10:45 a.m. Friday (Feb. 1) at a residence in the 28000 block of Johnson Court in the Town of Nelsonia. State police special agents recovered the remains of two adults and one juvenile from inside the burned mobile home. The residence was completely destroyed in the blaze. 

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Accomack County Eastern Shore Fire/EMS/Police Breaking News

 

Comment on Facebook

So what does that mean the person killed them before the fire. That is just sick. How can ppl be so freakin mean to another human being

Such a terrible tragedy. Prayers

Andrea Russell

Sorry for your loss for their family and friends ๐Ÿ˜ข

Gail Walker, I though about our chat about this. So sad!

So very tragic! Prayers for the family of those involved

Most of those in that court are undocumented.

+ View more comments

Please remember to slow down and move over.

#moveover #virginiastatepolice #valorservicepride #lawenforcement #joinvsp #statepolice #policejobs #trooper
... See MoreSee Less

Please remember to slow down and move over. 

#moveover #virginiastatepolice #valorservicepride #lawenforcement #joinvsp #statepolice #policejobs #trooper

 

Comment on Facebook

Amen! Move Over and Slow Down!

I move over for ANY flashing lights, when possible. If I can't move over, I will hug the dotted line and slow way down! And in a tractor trailer, I guarantee nobody will try to push me to go faster!

I understand the thought behind the law but in practice it does not work out well

I will always move over for y’all!!! But why don’t we make it a law that if you get lit up on the interstate, go to the next exit and pull over there!!!! This will get y’all out of danger and stop all the traffic horrors for all the other drivers in the interstate!!!!!

I’ve moved over for years...always respect.

It’s working here squad coming today in traffic and the entire road pulled over both sides never have I see it so organized and everyone pull clear off the road in unison

Honestly I believe people that see emergency vehicles make every effort to move over. It is the ones with their heads buried in their phones that don’t. Before cell phones I really never heard of emergency vehicles being hit. Now unfortunately it is a weekly occurrence. Technology needs to be implemented to warn drivers in their vehicles. Such as audible alarms when vehicle detects flashing emergency lights ahead.

๐Ÿ˜‹

Sandra Blue hahahaha

Trouble is they move over and stop

Too many hashtags!๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ˜†

Enforcement PLEASE!...

Get the blue lights off your cars. You’re police, not volunteer firefighters

+ View more comments

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Don’t ruin the game for others. Be a team player & always designate a sober driver. Super Bowl fans don’t let fans drink and drive. #SBLIII ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

What game? :)

Felon Bowl

National Felony League!!

VSP Seeking Public's Help with Identifying Suspect in Fatal 2018 Hit & Run Crash in #FairfaxCounty

VSP Trooper Andre Jones is seeking the public's assistance with a 2018 unsolved fatal hit-and-run crash in Fairfax County, Virginia.

There were two crashes that occurred that Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2018, in the westbound lanes of Interstate 495 at the Eisenhower Avenue Connector (174 mile marker).

The first one occurred at 1:12 a.m. when an RV towing a vehicle collided with a maroon 2015 Nissan Altima. The impact of the crash caused the Altima to spin off the right side of the highway, strike the guardrail and spin back into the right travel lane. The Altima came to rest perpendicular to oncoming traffic (see photos).

Moments after the crash occurred, the Nissan's driver - Nathan L. Dickerson, 47, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, exited his vehicle. Both Mr. Dickerson and his car were struck by an unknown vehicle. The impact was fatal and Mr. Dickerson died at the scene. The suspect vehicle, meanwhile, did not stop and kept going westbound on I-495.

Anyone in the area at the time of the crashes and may have witnessed either one, or is aware of the vehicle/person(s) involved in the death of Mr. Dickerson is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at 703-803-0026 or on a cell at #77 or by email to questions@vsp.virginia.gov.

Fairfax County Police Department Fairfax County Government Maryland State Police
... See MoreSee Less

VSP Seeking Publics Help with Identifying Suspect in Fatal 2018 Hit & Run Crash in #FairfaxCounty

VSP Trooper Andre Jones is seeking the publics assistance with a 2018 unsolved fatal hit-and-run crash in Fairfax County, Virginia. 

There were two crashes that occurred that Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2018, in the westbound lanes of Interstate 495 at the Eisenhower Avenue Connector (174 mile marker). 

The first one occurred at 1:12 a.m. when an RV towing a vehicle collided with a maroon 2015 Nissan Altima. The impact of the crash caused the Altima to spin off the right side of the highway, strike the guardrail and spin back into the right travel lane. The Altima came to rest perpendicular to oncoming traffic (see photos).

Moments after the crash occurred, the Nissans driver - Nathan L. Dickerson, 47, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, exited his vehicle. Both Mr. Dickerson and his car were struck by an unknown vehicle. The impact was fatal and Mr. Dickerson died at the scene. The suspect vehicle, meanwhile, did not stop and kept going westbound on I-495. 

Anyone in the area at the time of the crashes and may have witnessed either one, or is aware of the vehicle/person(s) involved in the death of Mr. Dickerson is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at 703-803-0026 or on a cell at #77 or by email to questions@vsp.virginia.gov. 

Fairfax County Police Department Fairfax County Government Maryland State PoliceImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Hope they find out who

This is Trooper Andre Jones a good guy from West Point, VA .

Two Albemarle County Men Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges

Two Afton men face multiple charges resulting from a joint investigation by the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement (JADE) Task Force and the Albemarle County Police Department. Brayden Wylie Phillips, 20, of Afton, Va., is currently being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail and Danny Joel Sorto Guzman, 20, of Afton, Va. Was released on a secured bond.

The arrests stem from an investigation initiated by Albemarle County Police on Jan. 8, 2019 after officers responded to a report of a shooting at an occupied vehicle in the county.

Further investigation of the shooting incident by the JADE Task Force resulted in Phillips being apprehended Jan. 28, 2019 at a residence in the 6000 block of Plank Road in Albemarle County. Phillips was apprehended following a short foot pursuit.

Phillips was arrested on one felony count of shooting into an occupied vehicle, one felony count of attempted malicious wounding, one felony count of communicating a threatening message over an electronic device, one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one felony count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, one misdemeanor count of brandishing a firearm, one misdemeanor count of damage property, and one felony count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

A search warrant executed at the residence yielded approximately 2.5 pounds of marijuana (valued at $8,750), more than 5 grams of cocaine (valued at $570), a 9mm handgun and multiple rounds of ammunition. (See attached photo)

Guzman, also an occupant of the same residence, was taken into custody without incident. Guzman is charged with one felony count of possession of over a ยฝ-ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are pending.

The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE) has been in existence since 1985 as regional narcotics task force made up of officers from the Charlottesville Police Department, Albemarle County Police Department and Virginia State Police.
... See MoreSee Less

Two Albemarle County Men Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges

Two Afton men face multiple charges resulting from a joint investigation by the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement (JADE) Task Force and the Albemarle County Police Department. Brayden Wylie Phillips, 20, of Afton, Va., is currently being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail and Danny Joel Sorto Guzman, 20, of Afton, Va. Was released on a secured bond.  

The arrests stem from an investigation initiated by Albemarle County Police on Jan. 8, 2019 after officers responded to a report of a shooting at an occupied vehicle in the county.

Further investigation of the shooting incident by the JADE Task Force resulted in Phillips being apprehended Jan. 28, 2019 at a residence in the 6000 block of Plank Road in Albemarle County. Phillips was apprehended following a short foot pursuit.

Phillips was arrested on one felony count of shooting into an occupied vehicle, one felony count of attempted malicious wounding, one felony count of communicating a threatening message over an electronic device, one felony count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one felony count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, one misdemeanor count of brandishing a firearm, one misdemeanor count of damage property, and one felony count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  

A search warrant executed at the residence yielded approximately 2.5 pounds of marijuana (valued at $8,750), more than 5 grams of cocaine (valued at $570), a 9mm handgun and multiple rounds of ammunition. (See attached photo)

Guzman, also an occupant of the same residence, was taken into custody without incident. Guzman is charged with one felony count of possession of over a ยฝ-ounce but less than five pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute. 

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are pending.

The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force (JADE) has been in existence since 1985 as regional narcotics task force made up of officers from the Charlottesville Police Department, Albemarle County Police Department and Virginia State Police.

 

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for catching them

https://youtu.be/F5qqfsQGYus

Jury Convicts Las Vegas Man of Conspiring to Traffic Methamphetamine: Final defendant convicted in "Operation Leaving Las Vegas," which charged 32 individuals across Southwest Virginia

Abingdon, VIRGINIA โ€“ The final defendant charged in Operation Leaving Las Vegas, a 32-defendant conspiracy that trafficked methamphetamine and other drugs between Las Vegas and Southwest Virginia, was convicted earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Abingdon following a two-day jury trial. United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen made the announcement.

Kevin Thomas Seigler, 36, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was convicted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 of one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and conspiracy to use a communication facility to facilitate a drug-trafficking offense.

โ€œAs a result of Operation Leaving Las Vegas, a massive drug-trafficking organization, which operated in Virginia and Nevada, has been dismantled and nearly three dozen of its members are serving lengthy terms in federal prison,โ€ United States Attorney Cullen stated today. โ€œI am grateful to our federal, state, and local partners for their dedication and commitment to this important investigation over the last three years. We will continue our joint efforts to reduce the scourge of illegal drugs in Southwest Virginia.โ€

โ€œATF is committed to working with our partners to reduce violent crime and keep our communities safe by removing illegal firearms and dangerous drugs from our streets,โ€ said Special Agent in Charge Ashan M. Benedict, ATF Washington Field Division. โ€œWe will do everything in our power to dismantle organizations like these and put these individuals behind bars where they belong.โ€

โ€œThe successful culmination of this investigation is a prime example of what can be accomplished when federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies work together side by side. DEA will continue to work with our law enforcement partners and the U.S. Attorneyโ€™s Office for the Western District of Virginia in order to combat the flow of dangerous drugs into Southwest Virginia and to hold those individuals and organizations that attempt to do so accountable for their actions,โ€ said DEA Special Agent in Charge Jesse R. Fong.

In late 2016, numerous law enforcement agencies, led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration, charged 32 individuals with conspiring to commit money laundering and to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone, and buprenorphine from Las Vegas into Southwest Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and elsewhere. Evidence presented at trial demonstrated that Seigler was a member of the organization and was responsible for supplying methamphetamine that was shipped to Southwest Virginia. In March 2016, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department seized two pounds of methamphetamine that had been sold by Seigler to another conspirator and also recovered $19,669 in U.S. currency from Seiglerโ€™s residence. Seigler was also previously convicted of failing to appear for a trial scheduled in May 2017.

A sentencing hearing has been set for May 6, 2019. Seigler faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison and a maximum statutory penalty of up to life imprisonment. In addition, he faces $10,250,000 in fines. To date, all 32 charged defendants have been convicted of federal drug conspiracy and money laundering charges and all but Seigler have been sentenced. Additionally, throughout the course of the investigation, more than $60,000 in currency was seized and money judgments totaling an additional $995,074 have been ordered.

As a result of the investigation, the following defendants have been sentenced:
1.Richard Henry Kayian was sentenced to 324 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $743,441.52, for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of methamphetamine and oxycodone, and one count of money laundering.

2.Stephen Cino, 52, Henderson, Nevada โ€“ 292 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $251,633.00 for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.

3.Tracey Allen Callihan, 49, Glade Spring, Virginia - 324 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $30,000.00 for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and oxycodone, and one count of money laundering.

4.Brandon Lee Stone, 33, Abingdon, Virginia โ€“ 300 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.

5.Misael Reyes Tajimaroa, 32, Spokane, Washington โ€“ 192 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.

6.Bradley Lee Chapman, 28, Bristol, Virginia - 135 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.

7.Kaitlynn Elizabeth Chapman, 26, Bristol, Virginia โ€“ 72 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.

8.John Williams, 50, Glade Spring, Virginia โ€“ 18 months imprisonment and a $2,500 fine for one count of conspiracy to use a communications facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.

9.Rebecca Williams, 51, Abingdon, Virginia โ€“ 108 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

10.Heather Michelle Sullins, 27, Abingdon, Virginia โ€“ 30 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine.

11.Alex Michael Kayian, 23, Bristol, Virginia - 72 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.

12.Ralph Stewart Dingus, 27, Abingdon, Virginia - 37 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

13.John Dewayne Farmer, 32, Abingdon, Virginia - 240 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of money laundering.

14.Lola Virginia Farmer, 52, Abingdon, Virginia - 87 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

15.Shauna Nicole Chafin, 36, Abingdon, Virginia - 97 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine.

16.William Wesley Fleenor, 29, Abingdon, Virginia - 79 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

17.Jeffrey Nathaniel Gobble, 25, Abingdon, Virginia - 46 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

18.Preston Kyle Lawson, 21, Abingdon, Virginia - 46 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

19.Gary Chapman, 47, Clay City, Kentucky - 151 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

20.Daniel Corey Cantrell, 25, Abingdon, Virginia - 37 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

21.Tanner Morris Curd, 23, Meadowview, Virginia - 84 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

22.Amy Lorene Moser, 52, Abingdon, Virginia -100 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

23.Steven Salyer, 27, Abingdon, Virginia - 87 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

24.Brandon Cody Trivett, 23, Abingdon, Virginia - 30 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

25.Brian Edward Widener, 30, Abingdon, Virginia โ€“ 46 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

26.Justin Lowe, 24, Abingdon, Virginia โ€“ 41 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

27.Lamar Skipper, 27, Chilhowie, Virginia - four years probation for one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and one count of money laundering

28.Gary Brandon Childress, 25, Abingdon, Virginia - three years probation. for one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

29.Austin Obranovic Boardwine, 24, Abingdon, Virginia - four years probation for one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and buprenorphine.

30.Caleb Dean, 28, Damascus, Virginia โ€“ 48 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and oxycodone.

31.Charlene Hale, 25, Bristol, Tennessee โ€“ four years probation for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and oxycodone

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, United States Marshals Service, Virginia State Police, Washington County, Virginia Sheriffโ€™s Office, Abingdon Police Department, Marion Police Department, Smyth County, Virginia Sheriffโ€™s Office and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant United States Attorneys Cagle Juhan and Zachary T. Lee are prosecuting the case for the United States.
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

But it’s cool for Big Pharma to give meth to children for not paying attention in school.

Great work, Virginia State Police! We're very proud of your dedication in protecting the citizens of Virginia and keeping illegal drugs out of our state! ๐Ÿ˜Š Keep up the good work and prayers for your safety!

wonderful job done,prayin'you allcan get many many more!!!!!!

๐Ÿ˜Š

OUTSTANDING DUTYS

Operation Leaving Las Vegas ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Great job!

Bust them all!

Awesome job yall!!

Great work VSP, and all agencies involved! Thank you for your commitment to keeping citizens of our Commonwealth safe.

+ View more comments

We will never forget... ... See MoreSee Less

We will never forget...

 

Comment on Facebook

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

My cousin....we will always remember, never forget!!!

NEVER FORGET

VSP, please go back to the previous format of informing the public about the circumstances of the loss of one of your troopers. To the family of Trooper Loder: Your loved one died in service to the Commonwealth. We will always honor his selflessness and sacrifice no matter how many years pass.

Prayers for his family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ˜ช

Rest in peace trooper thank you for your service

Never forgotten.

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

God bless his legacy .

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

Always remember never forget

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Prayers my brother...

R.I.P. Trooper :(

God Bless your family and the time he you gave to the Great Blue and Gray

+ View more comments

Guess who stopped in at VSP HQ today for a little TLC?! Liberty and Justice! Theyโ€™re growing into their paws and still have the sweetest dispositions. Not too much longer until โ€œschoolโ€ starts in March for this brother-sister combo! #bloodhounds #K9 #valorservicepride ... See MoreSee Less

Guess who stopped in at VSP HQ today for a little TLC?! Liberty and Justice! Theyโ€™re growing into their paws and still have the sweetest dispositions. Not too much longer until โ€œschoolโ€ starts in March for this brother-sister combo! #bloodhounds #K9 #valorserviceprideImage attachmentImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

good lookin'fur troopers!!!!!!

I had the opportunity to play with them briefly yesterday, they are wonderful!!!

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽˆ

Sweet doggies. Best visitors ever. Who is into boot chewing? Leavin' a mark...lol...

Can I volunteer to play with them?!

I can’t believe how much they have grown! Hopefully you will have a pair of boots left....too funny.

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™

Liberty and Justice...๐Ÿ˜Š

+ View more comments

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

#BePrepared and know how best to protect yourself, your family, your pets and your house during these extreme temperatures!During extreme cold or severe winter weather, take these precautions to lower your risk of illness: Wear cold weather appropriate clothing like gloves, hats, scarves and snow boots; Be aware of the wind chill factor; Remove any wet clothing immediately; Limit your time outdoors. ... See MoreSee Less

#BePrepared and know how best to protect yourself, your family, your pets and your house during these extreme temperatures!

 

Comment on Facebook

You guys be safe out there too Virginia State Police. Thanks for your continued service. ThinBlueLine!!!

Thank you for caring about us!

2 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Watch your local forecast and conditions, and be prepared to adjust travel as needed. Rain and/or snow is expected across much of the state today and this evening, and it may affect the Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning commutes. Extremely low temperatures will mean even small amounts of precipitation could cause hazardous conditions through Wednesday morning. Read more: http://fal.cn/rwTq #VASnow ... See MoreSee Less

Even if you don't wake up to THIS Wednesday morning...roads will still be slick & icy across much of #Virginia. If you have to drive, please #Drive4Conditions #BuckleUp #SlowYourSpeed & #DontDriveDistracted. Call 511 or go to www.511virginia.org for the latest road conditions.

(For those curious to ID the location...photo was taken by VSP Sr. Trooper Ronnie Collins mid-day Tuesday on Whitetop Mountain in SWVA.) Virginia Department of Transportation
... See MoreSee Less

Even if you dont wake up to THIS Wednesday morning...roads will still be slick & icy across much of #Virginia. If you have to drive, please #Drive4Conditions #BuckleUp #SlowYourSpeed & #DontDriveDistracted. Call 511 or go to www.511virginia.org for the latest road conditions. 

(For those curious to ID the location...photo was taken by VSP Sr. Trooper Ronnie Collins mid-day Tuesday on Whitetop Mountain in SWVA.) Virginia Department of Transportation

 

Comment on Facebook

Please be safe out there VSP

It's only 7° here this morning..and we got 2-3 inches of snow yesterday! Be careful out there!๐Ÿ˜‰

Ronnie Collinsโค๏ธ

My road exactly! Minus the pavement & guard rail!๐Ÿคช But including the mountain on one side & sheer drop on the other!๐Ÿ˜€

Or don’t drive ?

Not good

How is Harrisonburg area and gw nat Forrest

how are roads in Rockingham County? Schools are still on I hear.

That's up near our cabin.

Been on that road a few times to visit friends in Green Cove.

Race on the highway in a few inches of snow?

+ View more comments

Virginia Missing & Endangered Child Alert CANCELED for Missing Charlottesville Toddler & Mother

Charlottesville Police Department is searching for 2-year-old Daniel Burnett and his mother, Casey Carter. They may be traveling in a red 1998 Saturn sedan with Virginia license plate: VFW1088.

Daniel has blue eyes and blonde hair. He is 2'8 in height and weighs 35 lbs. He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with "Osh Kosh" printed on it, along with gray cargo pants.

Casey Carter has brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5'6 in height and weighs 120 lbs.

If you have any information about Daniel and/or Casey, please call 911 or the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280.

Virginia Department of Transportation Public Safety Virginia
... See MoreSee Less

Virginia Missing & Endangered Child Alert CANCELED for Missing Charlottesville Toddler & Mother

Charlottesville Police Department is searching for 2-year-old Daniel Burnett and his mother, Casey Carter. They may be traveling in a red 1998 Saturn sedan with Virginia license plate: VFW1088. 

Daniel has blue eyes and blonde hair. He is 28 in height and weighs 35 lbs. He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with Osh Kosh printed on it, along with gray cargo pants. 

Casey Carter has brown hair and blue eyes. She is 56 in height and weighs 120 lbs. 

If you have any information about Daniel and/or Casey, please call 911 or the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280. 

Virginia Department of Transportation Public Safety VirginiaImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Found safe

Thank God they both were found safe ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™

Curious why you guys haven't issued an amber alert to light up all the phones in my office. isn't this what that service is for?

Yes thanks the lord

David McKenzie Mitchell Chadwick

https://www.facebook.com/theawarefoundation/photos/a.582988958519542/1238710709614027/?type=3&theater

Found safe

https://www.facebook.com/709451649198273/posts/1523044531172310/

Shareing in marfrance quinwood w.v prayers they find him safe

Fort Mill SC Missing

https://wset.com/news/local/police-2-year-old-taken-by-his-mother-is-believed-to-be-in-danger

Sharing in Woodbridge va Prayers for their safety

Thank God they were found safe!

Any suspected direction of travel?

Please share.

No date or time stamp as well. If you want to have people share please include. I thought this was a old post

Shared

Every time I see stuff like this.. then is says their in danger.. I will VERY comfortably write and don’t even need details, willing to bet —- TRUTH be told the court system SUCKS so does CPS and she probably was in an abusive relationship In which the creep gets away with everything and wins custody and her being a MOTHER tries to PROTECT her child .. then authorities or media “CLAIM” the kid is endangered because the Mother is In distress and trying to do what’s RIGHT.. and PROTECTING her child.. However ends up taking the risk and then if she gets caught .. that poor kids Mother is GONE And the kid is heartbroken and the mother never recovers.. I don’t know the EXACT situation with this is? Maybe she is dangerous..๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผ‍♀๏ธ In that case I hope the baby is OKAY.. But- the way the system is SO MESSED UP and a FAILURE it just SCREWS victims over even kids time and TIME AGAIN!! Then the victim (typically Mother) feels SO DROWNED that she has no resort but to take the kid to REAL safety. Rather than hand em over to the authorities who WILL TRULY put them in REAL danger by either giving them to the abusive parent or foster care to be fresh pedophile meat ready to be raped or molested or beaten and all kinds of messed up CRAP. (straight Up happens TOO MUCH it’s NOT A lie or an exaggeration.) (Again if truly dangerous.. I hope she finds peace and the kid is okay..) But I can JUST tell!!! That this is a situation like I just explained and I HOPE she and that baby gets as FAR away as POSSIBLE!! and has a happy PEACEFUL control free life away from all the abuse and court system, CPS , Bullcrap!! Y’all can think im nuts for thinking this or assuming whatever.. don’t care.. A Mother who LOVES her child and she is trying to protect them will do ANYTHING at ALL cost to protect Them from TRUE dangers.. Screw the court system . Screw CPS, Screw domestic violence and SCREW CHILD ABUSE!! Screw ALL abuse! RUN BABY RUN!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

+ View more comments

We will never forget... ... See MoreSee Less

We will never forget...

 

Comment on Facebook

Never forgotten

NEVER FORGET

๐Ÿ™

RIP. Thank you for your service

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

Thankful for his servoce

R.I.P

Remembering Always Always Remember Trooper Fox Prayers for their families

Praying for his family and friends. May God’s peace be with you๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Always remember, never forget!

Thanks for your service

Always remembered

RIP Trooper Blanton. Prayers for his family. May they be comforted by happy memories.

My brother lost his life for something he truly believed in....please THINK before you drink and drive...

R.I.P. Trooper Blanton ๐Ÿ™ Gone But Never Forgotten

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

Never forget...

Always remember never forget

Always.......

Thanks for your Service and Sacrifice.

R.I.P. Trooper :(

+ View more comments

#ValorServicePride #Service2Others ... See MoreSee Less

#ValorServicePride #Service2Others

 

Comment on Facebook

Happy Birthday Mam !!! Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice !!!

Happy Birthday and thank you for answering the call!!

Happy birthday and thank you for your service.

Happy birthday to a Great Lady with the Great Blue and Gray

Happy Birthday! Thank you for your service.

Happy Birthday young lady!

Happy Birthday beautiful lady!

Andrew Brown...... Wait..... SISTER???

+ View more comments

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Enroll in Virginia’s Emergency Contact Program. It’s free and provides law enforcement with a way to notify family and friends in the event of a crash: http://ow.ly/OGYi30dKG3D ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Yet another Arctic blast is headed for Virginia. Be prepared in advance!Knowing how, when and where to shut off your home's main water supply could save you thousands in repair costs in the event of a leaking or burst pipe. ... See MoreSee Less

Yet another Arctic blast is headed for Virginia. Be prepared in advance!

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. #BuckleUpAmerica ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

#ArriveAlive #Drive2SaveLives #DontDUIThere’s no need to consult the playbook. The winning play is to always designate a sober driver. Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk. #DesignatedDriver ... See MoreSee Less

#ArriveAlive #Drive2SaveLives #DontDUI

Keeping physically fit for duty isn't just for VSP Trooper-Trainees...it's a career-long priority as seen here. Yes, that's the Richmond Division Captain leading the charge with 20 push-ups! Down the line are the Richmond Division Lieutenant, Public Information Officer (PIO) Sergeant and a Dispatcher; along with the Area 6 First Sergeant and Area 44 Sergeants, and Troopers from Areas 1, 4, 8 and 44! Which of our other VSP BASS, BFO & BCI Divisions will accept this challenge to do the same?! #GameOn

Cast (Playing Themselves): Captain T. E. Jones; Lt. T. L. Perdue; F/Sgt. J. L. Fisher; Sgt. K. Hill; Sgt. D. A. Melson, Sgt. D. T. Davenport, Dispatcher S. A. Ballou, Trooper A. L. Ruffin, Trooper K.S. Patrick, Trooper R. A. Swift, Trooper B. I. Bone, Trooper S. K. Wendell
Videographer: Executive Secretary A. M. West, Richmond Division
Producer: Ms. Dorothy Bernstein, VSP Public Relations Office
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Fantastic, the Virginia State Police are second to none! May God Bless and keep everyone safe.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

I am impressed! What I love to see! Nice and fit police officers! ๐Ÿ‘

Nice job ladies and gentleman ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ–ค

Nice work Sgt. Hill! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Looking good Division 1!

Very impressive, gentleman!!!

Would love to see each Division, shoot each area office take this challenge!!!

Sgt Fisher.. have not seen you since Trooper Lockhart's days. Congratulations on SGT.!!!

The first two troopers had this action down pat. Hurrah for our men in blue!

Good thing because I’ve seen some Troopers that missed this work out.

Strong work!!

3rd from the front isnt all the way down to 90° ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

Still doing my pushups and retired 15 years as of Mar 1

nice job Guys !!

ok, so now I need a nap after watching this.

I got the down part under control....

I want to see Sgt. Burton!

I have never seen anything like this. Maybe to tie their shoes. Wonder how many called in sick the next day.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜…

Looks like a challenge to me. May have to have an answer for it!

Thats our guys๐Ÿ˜€โ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ™

Captain Jones is the Man!

We do seem to have the fittest state police I’ve ever seen

Awesome!!!!!!!

Looking gooood, keep it up and you,ll never regret it! Chuck O

William Blount Hey, Sarge! Bet you hated to miss this session.. DTC duty worked again... ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

+ View more comments

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

Parents! Please talk to your children. Safety starts at the bus stop. Children should wait at least three giant steps away from the curb. When the school bus arrives, wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, the door opens, and the driver says it’s okay before getting on the bus. ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

I saw 3 cars, who apparently got tired of waiting behind a school with the stop sign out and lights flashing, just drive by. This happened at 11:15 AM on Fort Evans Rd, NE. This would be kindergarten time, the kids are little and don't move very fast. Sad that these individuals think they are more important then the children!

The first rule of crossing a street is LOOK BOTH WAYS. Parents need to teach this rule to their children first rather than relying on the bus driver ~ the old "trust yet verify" theory.

I watched a school bus pull across traffic lanes pointing to the lane where he would turn and go back and he opened his doors and the kids disembarked and walked across three lanes of traffic ( the bus was at a slant and not at the cross walk or the intersection...this seems to be placing kids in danger because there is no guarantee that a car will stop as we have all found

I watched a car this afternoon fly down the road trying to beat the bus before it stopped in the intersection. Although the bus had it's stop sign out, the car went ahead and made it's turn.

3 weeks ago

Virginia State Police

NHTSA
Text and whatever. Just don’t text and drive. #StopTexts #JustDrive
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

No hand held devices ; period.......are you lawmakers listening? distracted driving is a major problem that is not being fully addressed. take a tip from our neighbor; Maryland.

As a participating agency in the Below 100 LEO program, VSP takes every opportunity to reinforce the significance of vehicle safety with its Trooper-Trainees. Before spending the afternoon on the VSP Driver Training Track for stress pursuit, high-speed emergency response, and high-speed pursuit training... this group of 129th Basic Session Trainees spent their morning meticulously inspecting every inch of their assigned vehicles. The lessons learned here carry on to inspecting their patrol vehicles once they're on the road after graduation (which is only about 4 weeks away! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿš”) ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

I was amazed at the number of officers that didn't know different vehicles. You run the tag it comes back to a "Chevrolet 2dr".....back then could have been a Chevette to a Corvette....also when running a vin... No "I" and no "O".... Always a 1 or a 0 (zero).... Always 17 digits...

Where is trooper GJ Goldstein

Awesome

Tell them if they’re ever sitting in a restaurant & see a teenager drop his knapsack in front of their patrol car to make the teenager go back & pick it up & sit on it for the rest of the day.