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Panel: 12-E: 23
Department: Virginia State Police
End of Watch: October 23, 2002
Cause: Motorcycle Crash
Years of Service: 16
Description: Trooper Cosslett was killed in a motorcycle accident while he responded to a shots fired call during the sniper attacks in the Washington, DC area. While traveling on the shoulder of I-95 south of I-495 in the Springfield area of Fairfax County, a tow truck suddenly veered onto the shoulder from the right lane. Trooper Cosslett was killed instantly as his motorcycle slammed into the back of the tow truck at full speed.