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Billboard campaign keeps trooper’s memory alive

Billboards will be going up nationwide on Friday in memory of fallen Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer.

The trooper, who resided in Gloucester, died in 2016 after being shot while on duty at the Greyhound bus station in Richmond. The billboards are designed to keep Dermyer’s memory alive and well, especially during the holiday season.

Dermyer’s widow, Michelle, said Chad’s father initially had the idea for the billboards last year and contacted Lamar Advertising, which was willing to display the message at no charge. The billboards were displayed on interstates in Kansas City, Missouri, where the elder Dermyer resides; in Richmond and a couple in Hampton Roads.

“This year, my father-in-law contacted Lamar in Richmond again, to see if he could get the billboards back up in the same places as last year, and then had the idea to see if they could go nationwide,” Michelle said. 

After contacting Sean Reilly, the CEO of Lamar, it was agreed that all ...

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