Trooper Chad Dermyer was shot and killed while speaking to a suspicious person inside the Greyhound bus terminal in Richmond, Virginia, at approximately 2:45 pm.
He and other officers were participating in an interdiction training course and were conducting stops of suspects. He spoke to the man briefly before the man suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Trooper Dermyer. Other officers who were on scene shot and killed the subject when the man opened fire on them following a short foot pursuit inside the bus terminal.
Trooper Dermyer was transported to VCU Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.
Trooper Dermyer was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Virginia State Police for 17 months. He is survived by his wife and two children.
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