RICHMOND, VA. — A Virginia State Trooper was killed Thursday in a Grayhound bus terminal by a man he was chatting with who suddenly opened fire in an apparently unprovoked attack before law enforcement shot him dead, Virginia State Police announced Thursday night.
Killed was Chad Dermyer, 37, a Marine Corps veteran and a native of Jackson, Michigan.
After shooting Dermyer, the man continued to fire until he was shot by two other troopers, police said. The suspect was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he died, police said.
Dermyer, who graduated from Virginia State Police Academy in 2014, was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he later died, police said.
Too many area police officers have died. It sounds like Trooper Dermyer was simply talking to a man when that man turned around opened fire on the trooper.
We wonder why cops sometimes make mistakes. It will be interesting to learn more about the perpetrator. What would make him kill a cop? Other people have been seriously maimed also.