Covington Police Officer Caleb D. Ogilvie
Killed in the Line of Duty
March 14, 2022
With great sadness and heavy hearts, the Virginia State Police Association reports the death of Covington Police Officer Caleb D. Ogilvie, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a gas station in the 100 block of N Allegheny Avenue in Covington, Virginia, at about 4:30 p.m., on March 14, 2022. Officer Ogilvie had served with the Covington Police Department for one year. Prior to becoming a Covington Police Officer, he served as a U. S. Marine. For the manner in which he served and protected the Citizens of Covington, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Nation, Officer Caleb D. Ogilvie is a Virginia Hero and we mourn his loss.
Officer Ogilvie is survived by his wife and four children. The members of the Virginia State Police Association have the officer’s family and fellow Covington Police Officers in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.
Obituary and Funeral Arrangements:
Officer Caleb Daniel Ogilvie, age 35, of 1306 Concord Street, Selma, Virginia was tragically killed Monday, March 14, 2022 in the line of duty.
He was born November 3, 1986 in Wisconsin to Daniel Raymond Ogilvie and Delora Anne Chambers Ogilvie. He served four years in the United States Marine Corp with two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and continued to serve his community as a police officer for the City of Covington. He was a volunteer fire fighter and EMT for Roanoke County, a Chicago Bears fan, and enjoyed creating TikTok’s for the Covington Police Department. He loved spending time with his family, loved his German shepherd dogs, Penny and Major, and loved making people laugh.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Natasha Erin Ogilvie of Selma; four daughters, Emersyn and Wrenley Ogilvie of Selma, and Kileigh and Rilyn Ogilvie and their mother, Malarie Ogilvie, of Christiansburg; a sister, Abigail Chavez of NC; two brothers, Rian Ogilvie of IL and Benjamin Ogilvie of NC; father-and mother-in-law, Oler Dudley Jr. and Brandy of Clifton Forge; sister-and brother-in-law, Teresa Wright and Joseph of Clifton Forge; brother-and sister –in-law, Oler Dudley III and Mallory of Norfolk; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 12:00 Noon in the Convocation Center of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Clifton Forge with Mr. Chris Fisher officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends on Friday afternoon from 2:00PM until 6:00PM at Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge. The family will also be receiving friends on Wednesday evening and Thursday evening from 4:00PM until 6:00PM at the Ridgeway Room, Clifton Forge.
STATEMENT BY CHIEF CHRIS SMITH:
Covington, Virginia – It is with a heavy heart that I must share with our community the news that Police Officer Caleb Ogilvie, 35, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic shooting at the Covington Farm and Fuel Monday afternoon. On behalf of the City of Covington Police Department, I want to express my gratitude for the incredible outpouring of support from the residents of Covington and Alleghany County.
Please continue to keep Caleb's family in your prayers. He may have only joined our Department last year, but his engaging personality, dedication to duty, and great sense of humor quickly endeared him to his Covington Police family and our local residents. His loss is being felt by so many across the community.
A fund to support Caleb's family has been set up through "Fund the First" and online donations can be made at
I also ask that you keep the Paxton family in your thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. They are a Covington family who is also grieving this tragedy.
Statement of Governor Glenn Youngkin
RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin issued this statement following the line of duty death of Covington Police Officer Caleb D. Ogilvie:
“The First Lady and I are devastated by the tragic loss of Covington Police Officer Caleb Ogilvie. This serves as a reminder that law enforcement officers risk their lives every day they put on the uniform. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Ogilvie, the Covington Police Department, and the entire law enforcement community during this difficult time."
The Governor will order the flags to be flown at half staff on the day of Officer Caleb Ogilvie's memorial for the Commonwealth to honor his service and sacrifice.