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Funeral For Virginia State Trooper To Be Held Thursday

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Trooper Andrew W. Fox Trooper Andrew W. Fox

RICHMOND, VA—The 27-year-old Virginia state trooper killed after being struck by an SUV while directing traffic for the State Fair of Virginia will be laid to rest Thursday.

Andrew W. Fox was struck and killed late Friday on Route 30 in Hanover County.

Funeral services will be held at The Refreshing Center in Pulaski County at 2 p.m.

The family asks for all contributions to be made to the Virginia State Police Association emergency Relief Fund.

The state police superintendent, Col. W. Steven Flaherty, called Fox highly regarded and his death a "tremendous loss."

Fox was wearing a traffic safety vest when he was struck. No charges have been filed against the driver of the SUV. Officers said alcohol was not a factor in the wreck, but are continuing to investigate to determining if speed could have contributed to the wreck.

Fox is the 58th state police officer killed in the line of duty in the department's 80-year history.

Fox was assigned to Pulaski County. He was Tazewell County native and served on the town of Tazewell force. He was a Virginia Tech graduate.

Fox is survived by his wife, parents, a sister, and a step-brother.

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