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An open ‘Thank You’ letter from the Dermyer family


The family of Trooper Chad P. Dermyer would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the nation, State of Virginia, local communities and especially Gloucester County for all the outpouring of love and support we have received during the past week:

This past week has been extremely difficult on our family. Many of you knew Chad personally and understand how truly special he was, not simply as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, but also as a man who was deeply committed to protecting others and bringing people and communities together.

That is why we want to acknowledge and express our deep appreciation for the tremendous compassion and patriotism displayed by the community this past week, exactly mirroring those traits that made Chad exceptional. Our family felt the warm embrace, compassion and respect for him as we grieved his death.

The outpouring of affection was evident not simply in the streets lined with people, but also in the ev...

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