FAIRFAX, Va. December 9, 2011 – An unspeakable tragedy has unfortunately occurred again yesterday, December 8th, at Virginia Tech. The VTV Family Outreach Foundation extends its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Deriek W. Crouse. We recognize Officer Crouse to be the first Virginia Tech campus law officer to have been killed in the line of duty and extend our deepest sympathies to the law enforcement community.

The Foundation was created by families and survivors directly impacted by the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech. We are well aware of the horror that the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg communities felt yesterday. We know that the loss of these two victims will resonate forever and understand the struggles that officers, students, faculty and staff will have as a result of this day.

Family members are willing to visit, meet with, write a letter or speak by phone to anyone who needs our help and support. Our mission is to assist those victims of a tragedy with which we are all too familiar.

Please know that our thoughts are with the families of the victims, campus law enforcement and the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg communities at this time.