The education community in the Alleghany Highlands is joining together to show its support for law enforcement officers and first responders, while also extending its condolences to the family of fallen Covington Police Officer Caleb D. Ogilvie.
Officer Ogilvie was killed Monday, March 14, while responding to a call for assistance from a local business. He was 35 years old.
On Friday, March 18, Alleghany County Public Schools, Covington City Public Schools, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Rivermont School-Alleghany Highlands, and the Shenandoah Autism Center will observe “Blue and Black Day.”
Many employees and students in Alleghany County Public Schools, Covington City Public Schools, Rivermont School-Alleghany Highlands, and the Shenandoah Autism Center will be wearing blue and black to show their support for law enforcement officers and first responders on Friday, March 18. DSLCC students are on break, but the college’s employees will participate.
“We are so appreciative of all our local law enforcement agencies and the many services they provide to us as citizens and as a school family. We extend our most sincere condolences to Officer Ogilvie’s family, friends, and colleagues,” shared Covington City Public Schools Superintendent Melinda Snead-Johnson and Alleghany County Public Schools Superintendent Kim Halterman in a joint statement. Snead-Johnson and Halterman lead the two local K-12 school divisions.
Officer Ogilvie joined the Covington Division of Police last fall. He served for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, with two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to coming to the Alleghany Highlands, he was a volunteer with Roanoke County Fire and Rescue from 2011 to 2016.
A fund has been established through “Fund the First'' to support Officer Ogilvie’s family. Monetary donations can be made online by visiting FundtheFirst.com.
Details about the funeral arrangements are available by visiting www.nicelyfuneralhome.com.