Virginia leaders are honoring the loss of Covington Police Officer Caleb Ogilvie.
Ogilvie, 35, died from injuries sustained in a shootout with a suspect at a gas station earlier this week.
According to authorities, Ogilvie was responding to a domestic disturbance.
His shooting death is the department’s first. The officer’s loss has hit Covington, a town of five and a half thousand, particularly hard.
WDBJ has more on the reaction coming in across the state:
A fund to support Ogilvie’s family has been set up through “Fund the First” and online donations can be made here.
A heartbreaking loss for the Covington community – I’m thinking of the family of Officer Caleb Ogilvie and those impacted by this tragic act of violence.https://t.co/SjvGCwESfa
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) March 15, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin will order Commonwealth flags to be flown at half staff on the day of Ogilvie’s funeral when that is scheduled.
The First Lady and I are devastated by the tragic loss of a Covington Police Officer. This serves as a reminder that law enforcement officers risk their lives every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the fallen officer during this difficult time. https://t.co/MDKbdl9nE8
— Governor Glenn Youngkin (@GovernorVA) March 15, 2022
The men and women of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office offer our condolences to the family, friend’s and colleagues of Police Officer Caleb Daniel Ogilvie, killed in the line of duty March 14, 2022. pic.twitter.com/FVstIsbTqE
— FBI Richmond (@FBIRichmond) March 15, 2022