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Trooper Chad Dermyer

HENRICO, Va. — Two racers out on the track at the Richmond International Raceway will honor fallen State Trooper Chad Dermyer. Drivers David Ragan and Matthew DiBendetto will have blue ribbons on their cars during this weekend’s races.

The trooper was gunned down at the Greyhound Station on Boulevard, in Richmond, during a training exercise in late March.  Dermyer, age 37,  was approached by James Brown III,  just inside the front doors of the bus station.


Brown pulled out a handgun and shot the trooper multiple times, according to police.  Two state troopers, who were nearby, returned fire.

Dermyer, who was not wearing a vest, was transported to VCU Medical Center where he died.

Brown was coming from Raleigh and headed to Chicago through the Greyhound bus with 143 rounds of unspent ammunition in his possession.

Before joining state police, Dermyer served with the City of Newport News Police Department and the Jackson, Mich., Police Department. Dermyer also served four years with the U.S. Marine Corps.

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

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