bOfficer Dominic “Nick” Winum was shot and killed after he initiated a traffic stop in Stanley, Virginia Friday. Winum was an officer for the Town of Stanleyt. Winum died when, after a traffic stop, the subject got out of his car and opened fire.  According to news reports the subject then fled into a nearby woods and was apprehended hiding in a barn.  The subject himself was shot and killed after he made aggressive movements toward the pursuing officers. The shooter was identified as 29-year-old Dakota G. Richards,

Winum was known to many on the Eastern Shore as a dedicated Christian and family man.  There were several comments posted on Facebook expressing condolences to his family and community.