CHILHOWIE, Va. – A southwest Virginia community will gather Saturday to lay a fallen Virginia State Trooper to rest.
Lucas Dowell, 28, was killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant this week. Dowell spent the early years of his life growing up in Chilhowie before studying at Radford University for four years.
The funeral for Dowell will take place at Chilhowie Christian Church at 11 a.m.
Below is a list of people expected to speak at the service:
- Welcome and opening: Pastor Bobby Dunn, First Church of God, Chilhowie
- Speaker: Erica Dowell, sister of Trooper Dowell
- Music: Emily Lambert
- Speaker: Col. Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent
- Speaker: Sgt. Matthew S. Riley, Virginia State Police
- Speaker: Senior Trooper Aaron W. Perry, Virginia State Police Chaplain
- Song: Debra Montgomery
- Message: Pastor Bobby Dunn
After the church service, there will be a procession down Lee Highway to the ceremony.