Skip to comments.Hopes and Prayers Pour Out for W.Va. State Police Trooper on Life Support
Posted on 08/30/2012 5:35:06 AM PDT by Morgana
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Family and friends are hoping and praying West Virginia State Trooper Eric Workman will pull through a tragic shooting that happened Tuesday in Roane County -- a shooting that claimed the life of his fellow comrade.
Workman and State Police Cpl. Marshall Bailey were shot by a man in what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop. Bailey did not survive his injuries.
"He felt it was his calling to be in law enforcement," Coach Calvin Bailey said of Workman. Bailey is the baseball coach at West Virginia State and has known Workman since he was a 13-year old who showed up one day for baseball camp.
"It's sad how things can go so badly" Bailey said. He spent part of Tuesday night in the hospital waiting room, waiting for news on Workman's condition.
He's currently on life support in critical condition.
"This isn't just a job; these kids become like family," Bailey said. "You just hope somehow miracles work and things work out for the best.
Nan I am sure you have heard of this by now...
Salvation, Nyer could one of you please give me a Catholic Prayer ping on this one.
One officer has already died this officer is hanging on for life.
Prayers for the deceased Trooper and his family. Prayers for the injured Trooper and his family.
Hope the injured Trooper pulls through. We need our brave men on the front lines. Prayers up.
Look with mercy, O Lord, on this defender of the people; rescue him from the brink and set him on a path to full recovery. Give the greatest wisdom to all those who are caring for him ... lead them to do exactly what is needed to bring about your healing. We speak life and healing through your Word ... Exodus 15:26 ~ “For I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Encourage his family and his community as they anxiously await.
Bring comfort to the family of the slain ... may the arms of the community be yours as they walk through these anguished days.
Isaiah 41:10 ~ “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
May it be thus, O Lord, may it be thus, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen ...
Amen to your prayer, Pegita. Lord, You are the God of miracles and nothing is too difficult for You. Bring this young man back from the brink of death and may his life bring glory and honor to You. May You use for good all that was intended for evil. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
Yes, saw this last night. Have you heard how the officer is doing?
As of 6 am this morning it was reported that he was still alive and holding on.
I will pray that he makes it. Thank you.