Law Enforcement officers from 14 local, state, and federal agencies in Wise County and the City of Norton joined together to pay tribute to fallen officers for the 32nd National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. In the video made by the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, officers assisted in the making of an emotional tribute to fallen law enforcement officers. The video was produced by the talented Brad Dee. The sheriff’s office was blessed to have local residents Tanya Isabell, Haley Isabell, and Christy Scheneck sing the National Anthem, as well as have Liam Horne play the bagpipes.
The event was sponsored by the Freedom Ford of Wise County and Freedom Chevrolet of Big Stone Gap. Law Enforcement agencies included officers from Saint Paul, Virginia Police Department, Big Stone Gap Police Department, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Conservation Police, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Campus Police Department, U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement, Coeburn Police Department, Wise Police Department, City of Norton, Virginia PD, Pound Police Department, Virginia State Police, Appalachia Police Department, City of Norton, Virginia Sheriff’s Office, and the Wise County Sheriff’s Office.
Wise County Sheriff E. Grant Kilgore would like to thank everyone who participated in making the video possible. “We have come together today to honor our brave brothers and sisters who have gone before us paying the ultimate sacrifice,” Sheriff Kilgore stated.
The 2020 National Police week theme is “Heroes Live Forever.” John 15:13 reminds us that “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
To view the video that the Wise County Sheriff’s Office put together to honor fallen heroes, click HERE. Additionally, a special National “Virtual Candlelight Service” will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 8 PM, which viewers can watch on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website.