VSP Trooper from Chilhowie killed on duty

    Trooper Lucas B. Dowell.jpg

    A Virginia State Trooper from Chilhowie was killed in a shooting late last night in Cumberland County, Virginia.

    According to officials, trooper Lucas Dowell was executing a search warrant just outside of Farmville, Virginia with a tactical team.

    An adult male identified as Corey Johnson, 44, began to shoot at the team. That shooter was killed at the scene.

    Trooper Dowell was transported to a hospital where he passed away.

    Dowell had been a trooper since 2014, and is the department's 66th line of duty death.

    He is survived by his parents and a sister.

    He is a 2009 graduate of Chilhowie High School.

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