Lt. H. Jay Cullen of Midlothian and Trooper-Pilot Burke M.M. Bates of Quinton were killed in the crash, Virginia State Police reports. Both are the kinds of white-knuckle challenges that define presidents - and which Trump largely has avoided during the first months of his tenure.
The aircraft crashed in a wooded area near a residence just before 5 p.m. No one on the ground was injured, according to police. You think about the patriots today, the men and women who are wearing the cloth of our country, somewhere around the globe, they are putting their life in danger.
Members of a self-described militia, dressed in camouflage and armed with long guns, said they meant to keep the peace between opposing protesters.
Mr Trump said: "We want to see what we're doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen".
"This is a devastating loss for their families, the Virginia State Police, and the entire commonwealth", McAuliffe said. "These heroes were a part of our family and we are simply heartbroken".
The Post also mentioned President Donald Trump, who has received blistering criticism for his response to what many are calling an act of terrorism. There are now reports that two police officers were also killed in a helicopter crash near the scene of the rally. While the dictionary definition of "riot" doesn't necessarily mean that there is physical violence, it obviously carries a much more risky and less respectable connotation to us than "protest" or "rally" or "march", which all carry the connotation (at least to me) of people just exercising their political right.
The helicopter went down close to where right-wing groups and counterprotesters converged Friday night and Saturday.
Murphy said local and national leaders must condemn the neo-Nazi rallies in Virginia and the attack on counterprotestors by "what are reportedly anti-black, anti-Jew militias patrolling the streets of Charlottesville who are masquerading as law enforcement and brandishing military grade tactical weaponry".
Terrifying scenes unfolded in the city when a auto plowed into a group of counter-protesters leaving the rally.
Supporters of removing statues such as the one of Robert E. Lee call them racially insensitive, while opponents say such moves reflect "empty political correctness" and that the Confederate symbols honor Southern heritage. "We're gonna fulfill the promises of Donald Trump", Duke said in an interview with The Indianapolis Star on Saturday in Charlottesville.
Earlier in the day, he declared a state of emergency to assist authorities in the city in controlling the situation.
Colleen Cook, 26, stood on a curb shouting at the rally attendees to go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth.