Memorial

Chad P. Dermyer

Chad P. Dermyer

1978-2016

Trooper

On March 31, 2016, Trooper Chad P. Dermyer was shot and killed while participating in a tactical interdiction training operation at a bus station in the City of Richmond. Trooper Dermyer had approached a male subject and verbally engaged with the individual when the male subject began shooting at the trooper.


Nathan-Michael W. Smith

Nathan-Michael W. Smith

1987-2015

Trooper

On Sept. 21, 2015, Trooper Nathan-Michael W. Smith responded to aid a fellow trooper in need at a crash scene. While en-route, Trooper Smith ran off the left side of the Interstate 295 exit ramp and crashed into the wood line in Prince George County. Trooper Smith was flown to VCU Medical Center where he died later that morning.


J. Michael Phillipi

J. Michael Phillipi

1948 – 2014

Sergeant

On Jan. 11, 2014, Sgt. Phillippi was working the overnight shift when his patrol car crashed on Route 57 in Henry County.


Junius A. Walker

Junius A. Walker

1949 – 2013

Master Trooper

On March 7, 2013, Master Trooper Walker was shot and killed during a welfare check on a motorist stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County.


Andrew D. Fox

Andrew D. Fox

1984 – 2012

Trooper

On the evening of October 5, 2012, Trooper Fox was working a special assignment in Hanover County. At approximately 9:53 p.m., Fox and other troopers were directing traffic through the intersection of Route 30 and Theme Park Way when an SUV traveling through the intersection struck Trooper Fox. He was transported to VCU Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.


Adam M. Bowen

Adam M. Bowen

1982-2011

Trooper

Adam M. Bowen was killed in a traffic crash in King George Co. on the evening of June 24, 2011. Trooper Bowen was responding to assist a BCI narcotics task force operation when a vehicle made a left turn in front of him. Bowen swerved to miss the turning vehicle as they came through the intersection but was struck on the driver’s side. The Ford Crown Victoria spun around and struck a traffic light pole causing the car to pull apart. Bowen died instantly.


Mark D. Barrett

Mark D. Barrett

1969 – 2010

Trooper

Mark D. Barrett, a member of the VSP Search and Recovery Team, was participating in the team’s annual dive training on the afternoon of September 14, 2010, in Lake Anna near Louisa County when he experienced a medical complication underwater. Despite aggressive medical resuscitation by team members and paramedics, he passed away later that night.


Horace Jarratt

Horace Jarratt

1941 – 2007

Motorist Assist

On the afternoon of April 25, 2007, Motorist Assistance Aide (MA) Jarratt had pulled off onto the right shoulder of the northbound lanes of I-95 to respond to a call for debris in the roadway. While attempting to remove a large piece of tire tread from the center lane MA Jarratt was struck by an oncoming tractor-trailer and died at the scene.


Robert A. Hill, Sr.

Robert A. Hill, Sr.

1964-2006

Senior Trooper

Robert A. Hill, Sr. was in the process of issuing a summons to a stopped motorist on the afternoon of November 24, 2006, in Southampton County, when he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle.


Kevin C. Manion

Kevin C. Manion

1978-2006

Trooper

Manion was killed on February 18, 2006, while responding to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Clarke County. As the damaged vehicle was being moved, a firearm inside it discharged, striking him in the chest.


Michael T. Blanton

Michael T. Blanton

1973-2003

Trooper

Michael T. Blanton died on January 29, 2003 from injuries sustained on I-64 in Henrico County when the car of a suspected drinking driver whom he had attempted to question crashed, rolled over and pinned his body underneath.


C. Mark Cosslett

C. Mark Cosslett

1962-2002

Trooper

Cosslett was killed on October 23, 2002 on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County after a tow truck veered into the path of his motorcycle and struck him, causing him to be ejected from his vehicle.


Daniel Lee Williams

Daniel Lee Williams

1961-1999

Trooper

Williams passed away on December 12, 1999, from injuries sustained in a crash while trying to overtake a suspect on December 10 in Cumberland County.


Jessica Jean Cheney

Jessica Jean Cheney

1974-1998

Trooper

Cheney was struck and killed by a motor vehicle January 17, 1998, while directing traffic at the scene of a motor vehicle crash on U. S. Route 1 near Fredericksburg.


Norman Wesley Hampton

Norman Wesley Hampton

1937-1997

Retired
Sergeant

Hampton died June 3, 1997, rescuing a young boy from the storm-tossed ocean at Pawley’s Island, SC.


Gregory Patton Fleenor

Gregory Patton Fleenor

1966-1996

Trooper

Fleenor was killed December 12, 1996, in a crash while trying to overtake a suspected drinking driver in Hanover County.


Henry Noel Harmon

Henry Noel Harmon

1929-1995

Trooper

Harmon was shot in the neck January 10, 1960, in Pittsylvania County, and died February 7, 1995, due to complications from the wound.


Jose M. Cavazos

Jose M. Cavazos

1942-1993

Trooper

Cavazos was shot and killed February 24, 1993, by a motorist following a traffic stop in Prince William County.


Jerry Lynn Hines

Jerry Lynn Hines

1940-1989

Trooper

Hines was shot and killed February 20, 1989, following a traffic stop on Interstate 81 near Lexington.


Jacqueline Vernon

Jacqueline Vernon

1955-1988

Trooper

Vernon was struck and killed August 16, 1988, by a bus on Interstate 395 following a traffic stop in Alexandria.


Harry Lee Henderson

Harry Lee Henderson

1944-1987

Trooper

Henderson was killed March 17, 1987, when he was struck by a truck on Interstate 66 in Warren County.


Alexander M. Cochran, III

Alexander M. Cochran, III

1959-1987

Trooper

Cochran was shot and killed January 15, 1987, while responding to a domestic argument in Fairfax County.


Ricky Marshall McCoy

Ricky Marshall McCoy

1957-1986

Trooper

McCoy was shot and killed January 3, 1986, by two motorists following a traffic stop on Interstate 81 in Salem.


Leo Whitt

Leo Whitt

1936-1985

Trooper

Whitt was shot and killed April 12, 1985, by a motorist he stopped on Interstate 95 in Prince George County.


James LeRoy Biggs

James LeRoy Biggs

1937-1984

Sergeant

Biggs was shot and killed December 18, 1984, by a motorist after a traffic stop in Alleghany County.


Johnny Rush Bowman

Johnny Rush Bowman

1952-1984

Trooper

Bowman was stabbed and killed on Sunday, August 19, 1984, at his home in Manassas by an unknown assailant.


Rodney Dean Grimes

Rodney Dean Grimes

1944-1983

Special Agent in Charge

Grimes was killed October 9, 1983, in a motor vehicle crash on Route 55 in Shenandoah County.


Robin Lee Farmer

Robin Lee Farmer

1955-1981

Trooper

Farmer was killed in a crash September 3, 1981, during the pursuit of a violator on Route 639 in Caroline County.


Robert Tinsley Lohr

Robert Tinsley Lohr

1955-1978

Trooper

Lohr was struck by a car and killed July 22, 1978, while assisting a motorist on Interstate 95 near Carmel Church.


Bernard Walter Wright

Bernard Walter Wright

1937-1976

Trooper

Wright was killed in a crash January 17, 1976, during the pursuit of a violator on Route 696 in Halifax County.


Garland West Fisher, Jr.

Garland West Fisher, Jr.

1943-1976

Trooper

Fisher was shot and killed November 15, 1976, near Durham, N. C. He had been abducted the day before his death.


Claude Everett Seymour

Claude Everett Seymour

1924-1975

Investigator

Seymour was killed April 25, 1975, in a motor vehicle crash that occurred on U. S. Route 1 in Spotsylvania County.


James Read Hughes

James Read Hughes

1946-1974

Trooper

Hughes was struck and killed June 3, 1974, in Fairfax County, by a truck following a traffic stop of a motorist.


Rannie DeWitt Kennedy

Rannie DeWitt Kennedy

1940-1973

Trooper

Kennedy was killed November 5, 1973, in a pursuit crash on Route 208 in Spotsylvania County.


Donald Edward Lovelace

Donald Edward Lovelace

1944-1970

Trooper

Lovelace was struck and killed October 18, 1970, during a traffic stop near Newport News.


Jackie Monroe Bussard

Jackie Monroe Bussard

1948-1970

Trooper

Bussard was killed May 5, 1970, in a crash near Dumfries responding to a call.


Warren Yokley Harless

Warren Yokley Harless

1930-1968

Trooper

Harless was killed November 18, 1968, assisting the Lee County Sheriff’s Office with an arrest situation.


Garland Matthew Miller

Garland Matthew Miller

1934-1963

Trooper

Miller was fatally injured June 13, 1963, in a crash that occurred near the City of Williamsburg.


Charles Eugene Morris

Charles Eugene Morris

1931-1962

Trooper

Morris was shot and killed March 2, 1962, while assisting the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office with an arrest.


Henry Murray Brooks, Jr.

Henry Murray Brooks, Jr.

1927-1956

Trooper

Brooks was hit by a car and fatally injured June 10, 1956, while investigating a crash in Pittsylvania County.


Robert Louis Loder, Jr.

Robert Louis Loder, Jr.

1931-1954

Trooper

Loder was killed in a motor vehicle crash January 31, 1954, while patrolling U. S. Route 1 in Hanover County.


Robert Fulton Giles

Robert Fulton Giles

1930-1954

Trooper

Giles died July 23, 1954, from gunshot wounds suffered while he was attempting to make an arrest in Coeburn.


Walter Sinton Parrish

Walter Sinton Parrish

1929-1953

Trooper

Parrish was killed in a motor vehicle crash October 4, 1953, while patrolling Route 350 in Fairfax County.


Robert Wright Smith

Robert Wright Smith

1914-1951

Trooper

Smith was killed November 21, 1951, in an automobile and train collision that occurred in Pamplin.


William Monroe Simpson

William Monroe Simpson

1910-1951

Investigator

Simpson was shot and killed October 23, 1951, while arresting an escaped inmate near Petersburg.


Toberd Edward Porter

Toberd Edward Porter

1928-1950

Trooper

Porter was killed June 20, 1950, in a plane crash near Allmonds Wharf while on a mission as an observer.


Joseph Benjamin Thomas

Joseph Benjamin Thomas

1917-1950

Trooper

Thomas, pilot, was killed June 20, 1950, in a plane crash near Allmonds Wharf while on a Department mission.


Robert Elvin Caldwell

Robert Elvin Caldwell

1922-1948

Trooper

Caldwell was killed June 17, 1948, near Newport News, in a motor vehicle crash that occurred while he was in pursuit of a traffic violator.


William H. Andrews

William H. Andrews

1920-1946

Trooper

Andrews succumbed October 3, 1946, to injuries he received in a motor vehicle crash three days earlier in Nottoway County.


William T. Flippen, Jr.

William T. Flippen, Jr.

1917-1945

Trooper

Flippen, on a military leave of absence, was reported killed in action February 1, 1945, in World War II.


George Franklin Miller

George Franklin Miller

1904-1945

Trooper

Miller, on a military leave of absence, was reported killed in action January 20, 1945, in World War II.


Charles E. Haggerman

Charles E. Haggerman

1918-1943

License Examiner

Hagerman, on a military leave of absence, was reported missing in action
March 17, 1943.


William Stafford Tinsley

William Stafford Tinsley

1911-1942

Trooper

Trooper Tinsley was killed September 5, 1942, in a motor vehicle crash which occurred west of Roanoke on Route 11.


Urshell Thomas Mayo

Urshell Thomas Mayo

1911-1941

Trooper

Trooper Mayo succumbed February 19, 1941, to injuries he suffered in a motor vehicle crash that occurred two days earlier in Hampton.


Clarence Lemuel Maynard

Clarence Lemuel Maynard

1899-1939

Sergeant

Sergeant Maynard succumbed September 9, 1939, to injuries suffered earlier while responding to the assistance of a citizen near Abingdon.


Charles William Puckett

Charles William Puckett

1892-1938

Sergeant

Sergeant Puckett died March 28, 1938, from pneumonia contracted while pursuing and arresting a murder suspect in Southwest Virginia.


William R. Thompson

William R. Thompson

1902-1935

Trooper

Trooper Thompson was shot and killed September 23, 1935, while attempting to arrest three bank robbers at Fork Union.


Charles Bazil Bullock

Charles Bazil Bullock

1908-1934

Trooper

Trooper Bullock succumbed February 15, 1934, to injuries received in a motorcycle crash near Fairfax several months earlier.


Thomas Allen Belt

Thomas Allen Belt

1883-1930

Inspector

Inspector Belt succumbed August 18, 1930, to injuries received in a motorcycle crash several days earlier in Loudoun County.


Curtis Lee Wood

Curtis Lee Wood

1898-1929

Inspector

Inspector Wood was killed March 11, 1929, in a crash with an intoxicated driver while patrolling on his motorcycle in James City County.


Phillip C. Via

Phillip C. Via

1890-1929

Inspector

Inspector Via succumbed January 11, 1929, to injuries received while serving as an escort for President Coolidge near Waynesboro.


W. Neville Hatcher

W. Neville Hatcher

1902-1928

Inspector

Inspector Hatcher succumbed August 19, 1928, to injuries received while attempting to arrest a murder suspect in Culpeper County.