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Hero Down: Danville Police Officer Christopher Agee Succumbs To Cancer

Axton, VA – Danville Police Department (DPD) Officer Christopher “Chris” Agee died on Jan. 23 after a battle against cancer.

The 48-year-old officer passed away at his home, according to his obituary.

Officer Agee received his cancer diagnosis after he fell ill in June of 2021, according to the Danville Register and Bee.

“To get handed a sentence like he did, he was peaceful and calm about it,” his fiancé, Krystin Kirk, told the paper. “It just amazed me. He was just so strong. He was one of the bravest people I’ve ever met in my life.”

Officer Agee knew he wanted to be a law enforcement officer from the time he was a child, according to his mother, Kathy Agee.

He started riding along with officers from his hometown police department in Martinsville while he was still a teenager, Kathy told the Danville Register and Bee.

Officer Agee’s law enforcement career began approximately 17 years ago, when he joined the Newport News Police Department (NNPD).

He remained with the NNPD for 13 years before he joined the DPD.

“He wanted to be a part of the community and wanted to get behind what’s going on to make this community better,” DPD Chief Scott Booth told the Danville Register and Bee. “Chris had a love for the community.”

Officer Agee was confident, soft-spoken, and had a “servant-leader’s heart,” Chief Booth said.

“It’s certainly going to be a loss,” the chief continued. “He was an important member of our family and this community and we were very lucky to get to have him with us at the time he was part of us.”

In addition to his mother and fiancé, Officer Agee leaves behind his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and “his loving Police Brothers and Sisters at the Danville City Police Department,” according to his obituary.

Officer Agee was laid to rest on Jan. 27.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Danville Police Department Officer Christopher “Chris” Agee, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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