As part of National Police Week, officers from across the region gathered at Wheeling's Heritage Port for a special recognition ceremony Friday afternoon.
Participating were Wheeling Vice Mayor Eugene Fahey, Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger, U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. of the Northern District of West Virginia, the Rev. Darrell Cummings, the Wheeling Park High School Young Patriots choir and several honor guards.
In 2012, there were 120 police officers, including three from West Virginia, killed while on duty. All of these officers were honored Friday.
Photo by Casey Junkins
Wheeling police Lt. Phil Redford speaks as members of the Wheeling Park High School Young Patriots choir look on during a Friday ceremony to honor fallen police officers at Wheeling’s Heritage Port.
Throughout the course of its history, the Wheeling Police Department has seen nine officers die in the line of duty.
Those officers include: