Funeral to be held Saturday for fallen Virginia trooper

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CHILHOWIE, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police have announced funeral arragements for fallen Trooper Lucas Dowell.

Dowell died Monday night after he was shot during a drug raid in Cumberland County.

Dowell, a member of the Virginia State Police Tactical Team, was helping the Piedmont Regional Drug and Gang Task Force with a search warrant near Farmville, Virginia.

A suspect inside the home was shot and killed, state police said.

Visitation has been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chilhowie Christian Church located in Chilhowie. 

Dowell’s funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 starting at 11 a.m. also at Chilhowie Christian Church. His internment will follow the funeral at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery on 538 St. James Road.

A reception for family, friends, and law enforcement will be held at Chilhowie Christian Church after Dowell’s funeral. 

If you would like to send your condolences to Dowell’s family, make them online or by sending mail to  the VSP Public Relations Office (PRO) at P.O. Box 27472, Richmond, VA 23261. 

In lieu of flowers, Dowell’s family would like donations to be made to the Virginia State Police Association – Emergency Relief Fund (ERF). Contributions can be made in memory or in honor of Lucas Dowell online.

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