McDonnell will speak at slain Virginia Tech police officer’s funeral

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) will speak at the funeral Monday for Virginia Tech police officer Deriek W. Crouse who was killed during a traffic stop last week.

The 2 p.m. service will be at Cassell Coliseum on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.

Crouse, 39, an Iraq war veteran and retired Army reservist, is survived by his wife, Tina Crouse; a son from a previous marriage, Dustin Crouse; and four stepsons.

State police said Crouse was making a traffic stop Thursday when 22-year-old Radford student Ross Truett Ashely walked up to his cruiser and shot him. Ashely was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a nearby parking lot. Police are still searching for a motive.

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