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Colonel W. Steven Flaherty
Virginia State Police
7700 Midlothian Turnpike
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 674-2843
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Lieutenant Pilot H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Pilot Berke Bates were killed in a helicopter crash in Albemarle County, Virginia. The officers were monitoring the civil unrest that was occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia during a large protest. Lieutenant Cullen is the third officer fatality from the state of Virginia.