State trooper killed in training exercise

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - A State Trooper from Chesterfield County is being remembered by friends and family. He died during a training exercise in Louisa County.

Right now the medical examiner is working to figure out what killed Trooper Mark Barrett. The 41-year-old was a member of the State Police Search and Recovery Team.

He was in the middle of a diving exercise in Lake Anna when another trooper noticed something was wrong.

Divers pulled him out of the water, and gave him CPR as they returned to shore. He was taken to a hospital where he died.

Barrett was a trooper for three years. The Chesterfield native graduated from Manchester High School. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

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