FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — “Somewhere in Fayette County, this state and, without a doubt, in this country, someone wearing a uniform or plain clothes is stopping a car, searching a house or going up a driveway,” said Fayette Sheriff Steve Kessler Monday at the Annual Police Memorial in Fayetteville.
“You realize it is not your normal call, and you are scared. You still go to that car or up to that house, because you do what you need to do. Even when you get the feeling you’d like to run, you carry on. You see it through. You finish it.”
Nearly 40 law enforcement officers gathered in front of the Fayette County Courthouse to remember the 155 brothers and sisters who have died in West Virginia since 1863.
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