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Dermyer among governor’s parole board picks

Michelle Dermyer of Gloucester, the widow of slain Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer, was one of four names put forward by Gov. Glenn Youngkin last week as nominees to the Virginia Parole Board.

A graduate of Baker College in Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration, Dermyer used her degree in a variety of health care organizations until the death of her husband, who was killed in the line of duty on March 31, 2016, according to a release from the governor’s office.

Upon Officer Dermyer’s death, Michelle became an advocate for law enforcement, specifically legislation that impacts survivors and their families, including her work on passing legislation that extends survivor benefits and sentencing guidelines for those convicted of capital murder of law enforcement officers, the release stated.

Other names on the governor’s list were Samuel L. Boone Jr., Steven Buck and Toby Vick. Last month, on a party-line vote, the Democratic majority in the Virg...

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