WATCH: Covington Police release name of officer killed in line of duty; body transported
COVINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) - Covington Police Chief Christopher Smith has released the name of a police officer killed in the line of duty Monday afternoon.
In a statement on Facebook, Smith wrote, “It is with deep regret that I must share with our community the news that Police Officer Caleb Ogilvie, 35, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic shooting at the Covington Farm and Fuel Monday afternoon. On behalf of the City of Covington Police Department, I want to express my gratitude for the incredible outpouring of support from the residents of Covington and Alleghany County.”
Ogilvie was also an active volunteer with Roanoke County Fire & Rescue from 2011-2016, the department says.
A fund to support Ogilvie’s family has been set up through “Fund the First” and online donations can be made here.
Ogilvie was one officer responding to a shooting at a business; Toney S. Poulston, Jr., 42, and Randall Lee Paxton, 64, both of Covington, also died. Investigators say Poulston shot Paxton, then went outside the business, where the shooting involving police took place.
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