Virginia State Trooper who died in Charlottesville crash was Germantown High graduate

Two dead after helicopter crash in Albemarle County

Two dead after helicopter crash in Albemarle County

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the cause of the crash had not been determined. No one on the ground was injured, according to Fox News.

Virginia State Police indicated foul play was not suspected in the crash.

Lieutenant Cullen graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in May 1994 as a member of the 90 Basic Session. "Their deaths are a tremendous loss to our agency and the Commonwealth".

"Deepest condolences to the families & fellow officers of the VA State Police who died today".

"I just want everyone to know how great of a cop he was", the 80-year-old said from his Tennessee home Sunday.

"Jay was the greatest son a person could ever have, a great father to his two sons, a loving husband to his wife, Karen, and he was doing something that he loved", the trooper's father, Henry Cullen, told The Post.

But as the death toll linked to the rally rose to three - one in the auto ramming and two state police officers in a helicopter crash outside Charlottesville - the president's apparent refusal to criticize far-right hate groups sparked sharp criticism, even from members of his Republican Party. He graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in August 2004 as a member of the 107 Basic Session. Bates had transferred to the unit in July from the State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jay and Berke, both of whom were our close friends and trusted members of our team", the McAuliffes said in a statement.

"Jay has flown us over the federation for more than three and a half years", McAuliffe said in an announcement.

McAuliffe and his wife, Dorothy, took the loss personally because of the time they spent with Cullen and Bates, who had been part of the governor's executive protection unit for three years.

"Our state police and law enforcement family at-large are mourning this tragic outcome to an already challenging day", he said. Our hearts go out to their wives and children, and we stand by to support them during this hard time.

One of the troopers was a veteran law enforcement officer with more than two decades as a Virginia state trooper. Stay with 8News online and on air for the latest updates.

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