Family, friends mourn 3 dead in Virginia rally violence

Family, friends mourn 3 dead in Virginia rally violence

He had just transferred to the Aviation Unit as a Trooper-Pilot in July.

Louisiana State Police, through their Facebook page, issued condolences to the members of Virginia State Police after two of their pilots were killed in a helicopter crash while assisting during the situation in Charlottesville.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the cause of the crash had not been determined.

As of Sunday evening, more than $200,000 had been raised on the site.

The victim was Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal. She had black friends. "But I would say that she felt strongly about certain things and had no problem standing up and showing support".

She "was struck down by a vehicle while exercising her peaceful First Amendment right to speech", according to a press release from the city of Charlottesville.

"This senseless act of violence rips a hole in our collective hearts", the statement said. "Their deaths are a tremendous loss to our agency and the Commonwealth", Flaherty said.

Lt. Jay Cullen, 48, lived in Memphis during his teenage years. H. Jay Cullen poses for his official photo. There is no indication of foul play being a factor in the crash.

Lieutenant Cullen graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in May 1994 as a member of the 90 Basic Session.

Governor Terry McAuliffe said he had known both pilots since 2014. These heroes were a part of our family and we are simply heartbroken.

Cullen, who was piloting the helicopter when it crashed Saturday, was from Midlothian, Va.

"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."

Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates.