Slain state trooper honored
Trooper Eric Workman
September 6, 2012 ·
At Trooper Eric Workman's funeral yesterday it was said many times that law enforcement is a calling. It was said on Sunday as well when Corporal Marshall Bailey was memorialized.
Hundreds of mourners were there as well as law enforcement officers from as far away as California and Alaska who just stayed here to attend both funerals. Eric Workman grew up in Clay County, was a star baseball player for West Virginia State and an avid outdoorsman.
Col. Jay Smithers, Superintendent, West Virginia State Police
Cal Bailey, baseball coach, West Virginia State University
Christopher Cole, friend of Eric Workman
Pastor Mike Long
Cpl. Jim Mitchell, Chaplain, West Virginia State Police
Corporal Jim Mitchell, the chaplain of the West Virginia State Police said Workman was an organ donor and 50 people received a gift of life. He was 26 and had been on the state police force about a year and a half.