Funeral services set for slain Virginia state trooper

(Left) Col. Steven Flaherty, (Right) Chad Dermyer

(Left) Col. Steven Flaherty, (Right) Chad Dermyer

Virginia State Police have announced funeral services for the trooper who was killed by a gunman at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond. Trooper Chad P. Dermyer’s funeral is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton. A private burial will follow in Gloucester County. Visitation is scheduled form 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the church in Hampton. Authorities say Dermyer was fatally shot by 34-year-old James Brown III of Illinois, during a state police training exercise at the bus terminal Thursday. Two other troopers returned fire, killing Brown. Two women were wounded by gunfire. Their injuries were not life-threatening. The 37-year-old Dermyer, a Marine veteran, was the married father of two children.

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