Suspect in Saturday’s fatal hit-and-run of Henrico officer arrested

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 30-year-old man has been arrested linked to the hit-and-run of a Henrico County Police officer.

In a press release Sunday afternoon, the Henrico County Police Department (HPD) said they arrested Justin Thomas Regensburg, 30, of Chesterfield County without incident, in King William County.

Regensburg has been transported to the Henrico County jail where he is being held without bond. He has been charged with felony hit-and-run of an occupied vehicle as well as felony hit-and-run of a pedestrian.

Regensburg appeared in court on March 1. His case has been continued to Thursday and a special prosecutor will be handling the case.

The 30-year-old has been appointed an attorney.

HPD Public Information Officer, Matthew Pecka said this is a “tragic” situation for everyone involved and that detectives will work with the State’s Medical Examiner’s Office and the Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

“I would be remiss if I did not extend thanks to our community members and area law enforcement
for their support. King William Sheriff’s Office, Chesterfield County Police, Virginia State Police,
Richmond City Police, New Kent County Sheriff’s Office, and Louisa County Sheriff’s Office all
provided resources that led to the successful arrest,” said Pecka. “On behalf of the entire Henrico County family, thank you for the calls, emails, and social media posts.”

Officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash at Greenwood and Winfrey Road just after 11 a.m. on Feb. 27. They said the pedestrian struck was a man, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Donald L. Lambert, Jr., a 33-year veteran of Henrico Police and former Captain of the Division’s Special Operations Group was identified later that evening as the victim.

At a press conference Sunday afternoon, HPD Chief of Police Eric. D. English spoke about how important Lambert was to the community and the department.

“He’s just had an opportunity to have an impact in so many different areas in our police division, and that’s what I really remember about him,” English said.

English added his legacy will live on.

“He’s a huge piece of our Henrico County division puzzle that we’re going to miss because he played an intricate role of in what we’re trying to do and why we’re trying to move the division forward.”

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