Makeshift memorial honors two slain troopers
WALLBACK, W.Va. -- Flowers and flags, wreaths and candles -- they're all part of a makeshift memorial that has been created where two West Virginia state troopers were mortally wounded last week.
The memorial is near the Wallback exit of Interstate 79 in Roane County.
Cpl. Marshall Bailey and Trooper Eric Workman were shot there on Tuesday night by a man following a traffic stop. Gunman Luke Baber was slain in a shootout.
Cecil Woods was one of the first to contribute an item to the memorial, and he says it's been growing ever since.
He tells WSAZ-TV (http://bit.ly/O52s5j) he posted a picture of the flowers he left at the site, which sparked an overwhelming response.
Area residents said they are hoping to see something more permanent created in the troopers' honor soon.