Former Stafford employee among those killed in Virginia Beach shooting

A former Stafford County employee was among the victims who were killed during a mass shooting at the Virginia Beach municipal center on Friday.

Stafford County noted that Christopher Rapp had been the county's director of public works until 2017.

"On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I express our utmost condolences to Chris' family, friends and coworkers. He was a kind man who treated everyone with dignity and respect," said Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Gary Snellings, Hartwood District. "Our hearts go out to Virginia Beach at this time of unimaginable tragedy and we will support them as they move towards healing and peace."

The county said it will provide counseling to employees on Monday, and it is planning a memorial service on Wednesday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at the Stafford Armed Services Memorial.