Deputy Sheriff Michael Walizer was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup another deputy on a traffic stop at approximately 0200 hours.
“According to a statement from Virginia State Police Sergeant Thomas J. Molnar,” said a report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “Walizer's vehicle, a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, ran off the right side of Route 5, crossed back over the road, then ran off the left side where it struck a tree,” the report said.
Although Walizer was reportedly wearing his seat belt, he died at the scene.
According to ODMP, Deputy Walizer had served with the Charles City County Sheriff's Office for six years and had served in law enforcement for 11 years. He had previously served with the Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport Police Department, Richmond International Airport Police Department, and Caroline County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife and four children.