Gov. Northam attends state trooper funeral
Dateline: Chilhowie - 9 February 2019
Date: 02/09/2019 05:43 PM
Chilhowie, Virginia - 9 February 2019
1. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and his wife on stage
2. Virginia state troopers walking down aisle and taking their seats
3. Wide of stage ++MUTE++
4. Prayers on stage
5. Wide of stage, zoom in
6. State trooper at lectern, shakes hand with Northam
Virginia's governor has made his first official public appearance since he denied appearing in a racist yearbook photo and admitted to wearing blackface.
Governor Ralph Northam was in attendance at Saturday's funeral for a state trooper killed in a shootout. Northam was not listed as a speaker in the funeral programme.
The service in the town of Chilhowie for Lucas B. Dowell was four hours west of the political tumult in Richmond.
Northam has ignored calls to resign for the past week after a racist photo surfaced from his medical school yearbook.
He also admitted to wearing blackface as part of a Michael Jackson costume.