EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTROOPERS FUND ESTABLISHED
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Fund Created To Help Families Of Slain Troopers
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 3, 2012 10:30 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 3, 2012 10:53 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A fund has been established to help the families of two slain West Virginia state troopers.
The West Virginia State Troopers Association announced the creation of a fund to help the families of the two troopers who have died following a shooting in Clay County. Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey, 43, died at the scene of the shooting, and Trooper Eric Workman, 23, died over the weekend at a Charleston hospital.
“In the wake of this week’s terrible tragedies, we’ve had a lot of people asking how they can help or what they can do to support these fallen troopers,” said Doug Gunnoe, president of the troopers association. “The family fund is the best answer I have as a way to show thanks and support the families of these heroes, who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the people and the state they loved.”
Donations can be made to the Fallen Trooper Fund by using the paypal donate button at: www.wvtroopers.org. Checks also can be mailed to the Troopers Association at 210 Chesapeake Ave., Charleston, WV 25311. Donors can call the troopers association at 304-345-9884 for more information.
Bailey was a Poca resident and 17-year State Police veteran. He leaves behind a spouse and three children, Whitney, 22, Lauren, 6, and Wyatt, 4. Workman, who was from Clay County, joined the State Police last year. He played baseball for West Virginia State University, where he broke numerous school records on the field.
The troopers association said every dollar donated will go directly to the fallen troopers’ families.
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