Curtis Allen Bartlett
Deputy Sheriff Curtis Bartlett was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to assist another deputy and a Virginia State Police trooper who were involved in a pursuit.
Deputy Bartlett was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office for 3-1/2 years and had previously served with the Albemarle, North Carolina, Police Department for one year. He is survived by his parents and four siblings.
Clifford Ernest Dicker
Deputy Clifford Dicker was shot and killed by a juvenile suspect he was serving papers on.
Deputy Dicker was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Wythe County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, two step-daughters and two grandchildren.
Scott Allen Hylton
Officer Scott Hylton was shot and killed after responding to a shoplifting call at a gas station, at 2375 Roanoke Street, at approximately 5:30 am.
Officer Hylton had served with the Christiansburg Police Department for only one year, but had served in law enforcement for 20 years. He had served with the Hillsville Police Department, Radford University Police Department, and Floyd County Sheriff's Office. He was also a member of the Army National Guard. He is survived by his wife, four children, parents, and sister.
Deriek W. Crouse
Officer Deriek Crouse was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in the parking lot of the university's Cassell Coliseum, near McComas Hall, at approximately 12:15 pm.
Officer Crouse was a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and had served with the Virginia Tech Police Department for four years. He had previously served with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and New River Valley Regional Jail. He is survived by his wife, five children, mother, and brother.
Eric E. Sutphin
Corporal Eric Sutphin was shot and killed while participating in a massive manhunt for an escaped prisoner who had shot and killed a hospital security guard the previous morning.
Corporal Sutphin had served in law enforcement for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and twin daughters.
James E. Dunford
Lt Dunford died after a long courageous battle with cancer. Lt Dunford had served with Radford University Police for 13 years. Prior to his service with RUPD, he had been a Corrections Officer with Virginia Dept of Corrections.
He is survived by his wife, Susan.
Terry Lynn Griffith
Officer Griffith was shot and killed as he tried to arrest a man suspected of shoplifting.
Officer Griffith had been with the agency for 17 years and is survived by his wife, son, two daughters and two step-sons