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Norfolk officer shot and killed, authorities hunt for suspect

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October 29, 2005

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Norfolk officer shot and killed, authorities hunt for suspect

Officer Down: Stanley Reaves - [Norfolk, Virginia]

Update: Shooting suspect in the death of a Norfolk officer arrested in White Plains, N.Y.

Biographical Info

Age: 33

Additional Info: Officer Reaves had been with the Norfolk Police Department since 2004. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Officer Reaves was shot and killed after approaching a suspicious man.

Date of Incident: October 28, 2005

Suspect Info: Thomas Alexander Porter, 29, is charged with capital murder of a police officer, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.


Norfolk police are searching for a suspect they say shot and killed a police officer Friday afternoon.

Stanley Cornell Reaves, 33, was hired by the Norfolk Police Department in September of 2004. He graduated from the Norfolk Police Academy in March of this year. Officer Reaves was assigned to the First Patrol Division, Blue Sector at the time of his death.

According to authorities, Officer Reaves was flagged down by a concerned citizen and advised that a male was acting suspicious in the on De Bree Avenue. The officer approached the suspect at approximately 4:00pm.

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