Va. police officer among 3 dead after gas station shooting

Officer Caleb Ogilvie had been responding to a domestic incident

Duty Death: Caleb Ogilvie - [Covington, Virginia]

End of Service: 03/14/2022


By Suzie Ziegler 

COVINGTON, Va. — Covington Police Officer Caleb Ogilvie, 35, was killed during a shooting at a Virginia gas station Monday, reported WSLS. The suspect and a third person were also killed. 

According to WHSV, the incident began as an altercation between the gunman, 42-year-old Toney Poulston, and a family member who worked at the gas station, 64-year-old Randall Lee Paxton. Police were met by Poulston, who was armed with a gun. Shots were fired, leading to the deaths of Ogilvie, Poulston , and Paxton, according to the report. 

Investigators found Ogilvie dead of a gunshot wound, according to the report. No others were injured. 

Ogilvie joined the Covington Police Department in 2021. He previously served as a Marine from 2006 to 2010 and later worked as an EMT, according to WAVY. He leaves behind a wife and four children. Covington Police shared a fundraiser to help support Ogilvie’s family. 

The incident remains under investigation.

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