CANDLELIGHT VIGIL Hundreds Flock To Vigil In Clay For Slain Troopers
Reported by: Leslie Rubin
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 4, 2012 9:29 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 4, 2012 1:43 PM EDT
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, Clay County
, West Virginia
Despite heavy rain Monday night in Clay, hundreds came to the courthouse to light candles and pray as they continue to grieve the senseless deaths of State Police Cpl. Marshall Bailey and Trooper Eric Workman.
Community residents held a vigil Aug. 30 just like the one Monday night, but things were a little different then. That’s when they were still holding out hope for a miracle for Workman, praying that he could pull through. Sadly, that did not happen and Workman was taken off life support Aug. 31. Monday night, his picture hung from the courthouse, almost like he was keeping watch on the vigil and the police officers who came out to grieve with the rest of the community.
Workman’s viewing is 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Clay County High School. He will be remembered at a public funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
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