HAMPTON, Va. (WRIC/AP) — Mourners gather today to remember a Virginia state trooper who was killed by a gunman at a Richmond Greyhound bus station.
A funeral for Trooper Chad P. Dermyer begins at 11:00 AM Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton. A private burial will follow in Gloucester County.
Authorities say Dermyer was fatally shot by James Brown III at the busy bus terminal, where police were holding a counter terrorism training exercise. Brown, of Aurora, Illinois, was killed by two other state troopers after he opened fire.
Police haven’t said what they believe motivated the shooting.
The slain trooper is survived by his wife and two children. He was a former Marine who previously served on police forces in Jackson, Michigan, and Newport News, Virginia.
At a visitation on Monday, friends, family and fellow officers paid their final respects to Trooper Dermyer.
State police officials say troopers from 15 states have arrived for today’s funeral service, and more are expected.