FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2015
ADVISORY: Law Enforcement Memorial Vigil today at W.Va. Culture Center
Contact: Lawrence Messina
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia law
enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty will be honored
on Friday, May 8, with a 6 p.m. ceremony at the West Virginia
Culture Center on the State Capitol Complex grounds.
The ceremony will include a multi-agency honor
guard, a proclamation presented on behalf of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, remarks by
Secretary Joseph Thornton of the W.Va. Department of Military Affairs and
Public Safety, a candle-lighting and the laying of a wreath at the state law
enforcement Fallen Partner Memorial.
The vigil is being held in conjunction with
National Police Week, May 10-16, and has been organized by the West Virginia
Wives Behind the Badge Auxiliary, police fraternal and professional organizations,
and the Law Enforcement Professional Standards office of the W.Va. Division of
Justice and Community Services, which is part of the Department of Military
Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS).
WHAT: West Virginia Law
Enforcement Memorial Vigil
WHEN: Friday, May 8,
2015, from 6 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Great Hall, W.Va.
Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston, W.Va.