Staff at a Chick-fil-A restaurant are mourning the loss of life of a real hero — Virginia State Trooper and common buyer Lucas Dowell — after the officer was killed within the line of obligation this week.
The Chick-fil-A, positioned on Wards Street in Lynchburg, Va., arrange a makeshift memorial inside their restaurant to honor Dowell’s reminiscence.
“Our hearts are saddened on the tragic lack of Trooper Lucas Dowell,” the quick meals joint wrote in a Fb put up on Wednesday. “Trooper Dowell was a daily patron of ours, serving and defending our group. We’re grieving alongside together with his household, pals, and colleagues. Thanks, Lucas, for giving your all and paying the last word worth.”
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Dowell, 28, was fatally shot whereas aiding in serving a narcotics search warrant after a Cumberland County resident opened fireplace on the trooper and two different officers on Monday evening, Virginia State Police stated in a information assertion. The person who was the topic of the drug investigation was additionally killed within the shootout, authorities confirmed.
A part of the trooper’s uniform, together with his hat, an image and plaque at the moment are on show on a desk towards the entrance of the restaurant.
A number of Chick-fil-A prospects thanked the Chik-fil-A employees for giving the Four-year veteran “particular recognition.”
“Chick-fil-A thanks for honoring Lucas with this memorial. He can be missed. Relaxation simple and in peace brother[,] we are going to maintain the skinny blue line till we meet once more,” one buyer commented on the restaurant’s Fb put up.
“Thanks on your continued assist and extra importantly going the additional mile with this stunning tribute. You lead by instance. Might God proceed to bless you as an organization and your workers,” a public security officer added. The restaurant replied, thanking the person for “all that you just do.”
One other man stated he witnessed two Virginia State troopers place patches on the stand.
“A lot respect,’ he added.
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The Lynchburg Chik-fil-A stated they, too, watched the act and have been “moved to tears” by it.
Dowell was a patrol officer and member of the Appomattox Division Tactical Crew (equal to a SWAT Crew). He’s survived by his mother and father and sister, Virginia State Police stated.