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Hopes and Prayers Pour Out for W.Va. State Police Trooper on Life Support
WSAZ ^ | 8.30.2012 | Bill Murry

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.


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KEYWORDS: prayer; shot; wvtrooper

1 posted on 08/30/2012 5:35:09 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: WVNan; Salvation; NYer

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.

Thanks,

Morgana


2 posted on 08/30/2012 5:37:20 AM PDT by Morgana (-----------> Eat at Chick-Fil-A <-----------)
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To: Morgana

Prayers for the deceased Trooper and his family. Prayers for the injured Trooper and his family.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 5:41:23 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Thank you!


4 posted on 08/30/2012 5:42:55 AM PDT by Morgana (-----------> Eat at Chick-Fil-A <-----------)
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To: Morgana

Hope the injured Trooper pulls through. We need our brave men on the front lines. Prayers up.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 6:03:39 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Morgana; trussell; Brad's Gramma; Cindy; Faith

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 ...


6 posted on 08/30/2012 7:40:04 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: Pegita

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.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 11:42:44 AM PDT by Faith
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To: Morgana

Yes, saw this last night. Have you heard how the officer is doing?


8 posted on 08/30/2012 8:21:12 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Pegita

and Amen.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 12:05:34 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: WVNan

As of 6 am this morning it was reported that he was still alive and holding on.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 5:44:48 AM PDT by Morgana (-----------> Eat at Chick-Fil-A <-----------)
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To: Morgana

I will pray that he makes it. Thank you.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 6:31:37 AM PDT by WVNan
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