HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Henrico County Police and members of the surrounding community are mourning the loss of one of their own.
On Wednesday night, Officer Trey Marshall Sutton, 24, of Chesterfield County, lost his life after a three-vehicle crash along Route 301.
At about 8:30 p.m. that night, the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck was going south and then crashed into the police cruiser as it crossed through an intersection, according to police. Investigators report that a person, who was in custody, was also in the back of the cruiser when the crash happened.
A third vehicle was also hit in the crash.
At the time of the crash, Sutton, who was assigned to the Patrol Bureau, was in field training with his partner.
The crash resulted in four people being transported to the hospital. Of those four people, one has been released while the second officer and the man that was in the back of the cruiser remain at the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Traffic Alert: Route 301 at Wilkinson Road is closed due to a 3-vehicle crash. Northbound 301 has been reduced to one lane. First responders are on scene investigating a crash that sent 4 adults to an area hospital. pic.twitter.com/IsdeykDFXZ— Henrico Police (@HenricoPolice) March 31, 2022
On Thursday, Henrico County Police took to Facebook to share the devasting news, stating that officers will be shrouding their badges in Sutton’s honor.
Sutton was hired in June 2021 and then in Feb. 2022, he graduated from the police academy.
“This is a tragedy for everyone, and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved. God bless Officer Sutton for his chosen profession - law enforcement and commitment to Henrico County. Sutton was a well-respected member of his recent academy class,” said Chief of Police Eric D. English.
Police say this remains an ongoing investigation.