Vigil for Trooper Dermyer moved to Siegel Center

Vigil for Trooper Dermyer moved to Siegel Center

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The vigil planned for fallen Virginia State Police Trooper Chad Dermyer has been moved to the Siegel Center.

Two groups are planning events to remember Dermyer, who was killed Thursday.

At 1 p.m.. several pastors are gathering at the Greyhound station for a group prayer.

Among those attending are Bishop Melvin Williams Jr., pastor of Temple of Judah Ministries, who recently gathered with community leaders and police to discuss violence in Church Hill.

Pastor Mike McBride of San Francisco, who has served on a number of task forces with the White House and Department of Justice regarding gun violence, will also be there. McBride has been a guest on MSNBC and CNN.

They were already in the area for the 76th Annual International Congress of the Churches of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.

A law enforcement support group is holding a prayer vigil at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Siegel Center.

Richmond United for Law Enforcement asks those attending to wear a navy blue shirt to "back the blue" to remember Virginia State Police Trooper Chad Dermyer, who was killed Thursday.

"We are asking that the community come out and unite with the law enforcement community to show our respect and support for Trooper Chad Dermyer and his family," the group said in a Facebook post.


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