Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: February 5, 2019
Contacts: Alenaa Yarmosky,

Governor Northam Statement on the Loss of Trooper Killed in Cumberland County Shooting

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today released the following statement on the death of Virginia State Trooper Lucas B. Dowell in the line of duty.

“The passing of Trooper Dowell is a great loss to the Commonwealth. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends who knew Trooper Dowell best. We are grateful for his dedication to the safety of our communities, and for all of those who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others.”

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