Slain Trooper’s father creates billboard messages of police support

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – The family of slain Virginia State Trooper, Chad Dermyer, are saying “thank you” to law enforcement personnel during the holidays.

Chad’s father, John Dermyer, reached out to Lamar Advertising about putting up a billboard during the holidays to thank local and state law enforcement for the service and protection they provide every day to local communities.

The advertising company not only agreed, but offered to put up the digital billboards for free.

The billboards will be seen in Richmond and Hampton Rads where Chad served as a trooper, and in Kansas City where John lives. Click here to see map of the billboards in the area provided by Lamar.

The Virginia digital billboards start Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, and will run through Christmas day.

Trooper Dermyer, 37, was shot and killed while on duty March 31, 2016, as he approached a male subject at a bus terminal in the city of Richmond.