Watch: Funeral for Virginia State Police Lt. H. Jay Cullen

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The funeral for Virginia State Police Lt. H. Jay Cullen is being held Saturday at the Southside Church of Nazarene in Chesterfield County.

Cullen and Virginia State Police Trooper Berke M.M. Bates died August 12 after their helicopter crashed near Charlottesville while they were patrolling near the site of the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally. Both men died at the scene.

For anyone wishing to support the Cullen and/or Bates families financially, donations are being accepted through the Virginia State Police Association Emergency Relief Fund (VSPA-ERF) at Donations may be made by a check made payable to VSPA-ERF with “Jay Cullen” and/or “Berke Bates” in the memo.

Donations can also be made through PayPal by visiting When donating through PayPal, note that the donation is for “Lt. Cullen and/or Tpr. Bates” in the comment section. Checks can be mailed to the VSPA ERF at 6944 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond Va. 23225.

All donations to the VSPA-ERF are tax deductible, and 100% of the donations go to the families of the victims. For any additional questions, please contact the VSPA at (804) 320-6272.

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