VSPA – Death Announcement – Funeral Arrangements for Trooper Lucas B. Dowell

COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE  

February 6, 2019    

TO:                  All Employees  

FROM:            Colonel Gary T. Settle  

SUBJECT:      Funeral Arrangements for Trooper Lucas B. Dowell  

Funeral arrangements for Trooper Lucas B. Dowell, who was killed in the line of duty Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Cumberland County, are as follows.  All sworn and civilian employees are welcome to attend either or both of the ceremonies.  

Visitation

Friday, February 8, 2019

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  

Chilhowie Christian Church

172 Apple Valley Road

Chilhowie, VA 24319

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 11:00 AM  

Chilhowie Christian Church

172 Apple Valley Road

Chilhowie, VA 24319    

Interment

St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery

538 St. James Road

Chilhowie, VA 24319    

Uniform of the Day

BFO: Blouse with Clarino footwear; BCI: Business Dress.  

Reception

A reception for family, friends, and law enforcement will be held at Chilhowie Christian Church immediately following the burial.     

Directions to Chilhowie Christian Church

Southbound Interstate 81: Take Exit 35.  Turn right onto Whitetop Road.  At the stoplight, turn right to head north on Lee Highway 11. Turn left onto Apple Valley Road.  The church will be on the left.  

Northbound Interstate 81: Take Exit 35.  Turn left onto Whitetop Road.  At the stoplight, turn right to head north on Lee Highway 11.  Turn left onto Apple Valley Road.  The church will be on the left.    

Directions to the Cemetery from the Church

From Apple Valley Road, turn right to head south on Lee Highway 11. Turn left at stoplight onto Whitetop Road. Proceed approximately 4 miles and turn right onto St. James Road. The church cemetery is on your left.    

Condolences

The Dowell family has asked for all condolences to be collected by the VSP Public Relations Office (PRO). They can be sent via inter-office mail or to VSP PRO, P.O. Box 27472, Richmond, VA 23261.  Or condolences can be made online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com.  

Condolences can be addressed to Trooper Dowell’s parents, Mike and Rebecca Dowell, and/or his sister, Ms. Erica M. Dowell.  

Donations

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Virginia State Police Association – Emergency Relief Fund (ERF). Contributions can be made online at https://www.vspa.org/donate/erf.html. Please note in the payment reference section, “in memory of” or “in honor of Lucas Dowell.

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