‘Hero’ billboards honor slain trooper Chad Dermyer

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RICHMOND, Va. — A advertising company in Richmond is honoring slain trooper Chad Dermyer, who was shot and killed at the Greyhound bus station in the city Thursday, on its digital billboards across the state.

“We’re honoring a hero on our digital billboards across Virginia,” Lamar Advertising posted on Facebook. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of fallen Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer and the Virginia State Police.”

Virginia State Police thanked the company on its Facebook page.

“Thank you Lamar Advertising in Richmond and Hampton Roads for your support and generosity,” the post read.

Chad Dermyer

Chad Dermyer

Honoring  Dermyer

Officials have announced funeral and visitation details for the state trooper killed in the shooting at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond Thursday afternoon.

Visitation — Monday

3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Liberty Baptist Church
1021 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, Va. 23661

Funeral — Tuesday

11 a.m.
Liberty Baptist Church
1021 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, Va. 23661

Additionally, a private graveside burial will take place after the service in Gloucester County.

First responders from Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond, and as far away as Illinois and Alabama, stood together in honor of their fallen comrade Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer inside the VCU Siegel Center Friday night.

“Just know that the thin blue line runs far and deep,” a representative from Alabama Law Enforcement said.

Dermyer was shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday after approaching a man during a training exercise at the Richmond Greyhound bus station. The shooting suspect, James Brown III, was then shot and killed by troopers nearby.

Richmond Police Chief Deputy Steve Drew with the Richmond Police Department choked up while speaking to the crowd.

The group had emotional songs like Amazing Grace, joined hands in prayer, and listened to words of support for Trooper Dermyer’s family.

Dermeyer is survived by his wife Michelle and two young children.

Visitation for trooper Chad P. Dermyer will take place Monday in Hampton. He will be laid to rest Tuesday.

The Virginia State Police Association is accepting donations for the Dermyer family. Checks should be addressed to VSPA Emergency Relief Fund and with Trooper Dermyer in the “memo” line.

Donations can be mailed or dropped off at the VSPA at 6944 Forest Hill Avenue in Richmond, Virginia 23225.

(While a GoFundMe account has also been created, officials pointed out that that the crowd sourcing website takes a portion of proceeds generated. By donating to the VSPA, all of your donation will go to the family.)