Beckley Police Department Plans To Unveil Fallen Officer Memorial


BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley Police Department hopes to unveil the police officer memorial, which will be located outside of the new police headquarters during the grand opening.

The memorial will bear the names of the three Beckley Officers who’ve died in the line of duty.
– Det. Charles E. Smith II. August 29th, 2006
– Sgt. David L. Lilly May 12, 1975
– Ptl. Carl D. Buckland August 26th, 1956

The carved granite and brick memorial has a price tag of $30,000.00 

If you would like to donate to this project to help us honor these heroes who gave their lives serving their community please contact Deputy Chief J.R. Corey at 304-256-1717 or Checks should be made to the Beckley Police Department and note officer memorial in the memo section.

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