RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell will honor six law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2011.
The annual memorial service will be held Thursday at the Virginia Department of Transportation Auditorium in Richmond.
Those honored include Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse, who was gunned down on campus in December by a part-time Radford University student, and Buchanan County Sheriff's deputies C. Neil Justus and William Stiltner, who were shot and killed in March while coming to the aid of fellow deputies who had been fired upon by a sniper.
Also honored will be Alexandria Police Sgt. M.M. "Morty" Ford, Virginia State Police Trooper Adam Bowen, and Chesapeake Police Officer Timothy Schock.