Vigil held for VA State Trooper Chad Dermyer

Vigil for Trooper Chad Dermyer part 1
Published: Apr. 2, 2016 at 12:32 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2016 at 1:30 AM EDT
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A vigil was held for Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer at the VCU Siegel Center Friday night.

The vigil started around 6:40 and ended around 8 p.m.

Members of the Virginia State Police, Richmond Police, Chesterfield Police, and Henrico Police were there honoring the fallen state trooper, as well as members from law enforcement in Alabama and Illinois.

"When we need each other, we are there for each other," said a member of the Virginia State Police.

Richmond Police sent a message to Virginia State Police, saying, "If there's anything we can do, let us know. Don't hesitate to call us."

Mayor Dwight Jones, city councilwoman Reva Trammell, and Charles Willis with United Communities Against Crime also spoke at the vigil.

"Pray for our city," said Mayor Jones. He also said we should appreciate the things troopers do for us.

"We're all family," said Reva Trammell. She also went on describing how sad Thursday's shooting was for the city of Richmond.

"I back the blue," said Charles Willis with United Citizens Against Crime.

Senator Warner was not at Friday's vigil, but he offered a statement which read in part: "Trooper Dermyer served his country...this is a reminder that law enforcement keeps us safe."

There was also a rendition of the Lord's Prayer.

The Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society performed a beautiful rendition of "Amazing Grace."

Another vigil will be held at Monroe Park starting at 10:30 p.m.

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