Slain trooper remembered as devoted family man

Posted at 8:14 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 20:14:17-04

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A slain Virginia state trooper is being remembered as an exceptional officer and a devoted family man.

Thousands of mourners gathered at the Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton Tuesday to celebrate the life of Trooper Chad P. Dermyer.

Cyndi Grace wasDermyer’s partner at the Newport News Police Department. She called him an “exceptional man” with a “megawatt” smile that illuminated every room he was in.

State Police Superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty said Derymyer left a lasting impression on everyone who met him.

Authorities say Dermyer was fatally shot by James Brown III at the Greyhound bus terminal in Richmond on Thursday. He is survived by his wife and two children.