Funeral arrangements for Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek W. Crouse have been set. The family will receive friends at the Horne funeral home, 1300 North Franklin Street, Christiansburg, Va., 24068 on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 3 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum.
A memorial fund has been set up to support the family of officer Crouse. Virginia Tech says anyone who wants to donate to the memorial fund may do so by check to the National Bank of Bank of Blacksburg.
Please make checks payable to: Deriek Crouse Memorial Fund
Mail checks to:
National Bank of Blacksburg
Attn: Dana Sutphin
PO Box 90002
Blacksburg VA 24062-9002
Investigators believe the gunman who killed Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse acted alone, changed clothes after running off, then killed himself with his handgun when another officer spotted him. That word comes today as the investigation into yesterday’s shooting at Virginia Tech continues and we await more word on the shooter’s identity — and some idea as to why it happened.
The shooter, police believe, is the same person that took his own life on campus a few minutes later. The shooter will not be indentified until the autopsy report is released by the Medical Examiner in Roanoke. State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller:[audio:http://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/12-9-VA.Tech-Shooting-1-WEB.mp3|titles=12-9 VA.Tech Shooting #1-WEB]
Many today are remembering the slain officer. 39-year-old Deriek Crouse joined the Tech Police Department in October of 2007. He leaves behind a wife and five children. Tech police chief Wendell Flinchum spoke about Crouse at today’s press conference.
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Funeral arrangements are still pending. There will be a vigil on campus for Officer Crouse at 6:30 tonight.