CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A memorial service has been set for a West Virginia State Police trooper fatally shot during a routine traffic stop this week. Another trooper died Friday at CAMC General Hospital.
Troopers statewide are devastated after a man in custody following a reckless driving complaint allegedly shot and killed State Police Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and critically wounded Trooper Eric Michael Workman Tuesday night in an area along the Clay and Roane county border. Workman was taken to CAMC General Hospital where he died Friday.
Bailey had been a trooper since 1995 and Workman joined last year.
Sgt. Michael Baylous, a State Police spokesman, said it's been a sleepless week for many in the agency as they prayed for Workman and prepare to say their goodbyes to Bailey.
Bailey's public memorial service will be held Sunday at the Charleston Civic Center, beginning at 2 p.m.
A procession of police cruisers will escort Bailey's funeral procession to a cemetery in Putnam County. Everyone may participate in the line of cars until they reach Nitro. Then, only Bailey's designated family and friends will be permitted to continue on to the burial, Baylous said.
The service will be held in the Civic Center's grand ballroom, which can accommodate more than 4,000 people, said General Manager John Robertson.