A fund has been set up by the West Virginia Trooper's Association. Donations can be made to the Fallen Trooper fund through PayPal at www.wvtroopers.org. Checks can be sent to the Trooper's Association at 210 Chesapeake Ave., Charleston, WV 25311, or call 304-345-9884 for more information.
According to officials at Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's office, WV State Trooper Eric Workman has passed away.
Officials say he was taken off of life support.
Trooper Workman was critically wounded on Tuesday, August 28, when he and Corporal Marshall Lee Bailey were shot during a traffic stop along WV Route 36 just off of Interstate 79, Exit 34 - Wallback/Clay, in Roane County, West Virginia. Corporal Marshall Bailey died at the scene.
Trooper Workman enlisted in the West Virginia State Police on January 10, 2011. He was assigned to the Grantsville Detachment upon graduating from the West Virginia State Police Academy and had been recently transferred to the Clay Detachment. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says West Virginia has lost a brave young man.
"I met with Trooper Workman's family earlier this week, and I can honestly say without a doubt, West Virginia lost a very brave young man this afternoon," he said. "May God bless the men and women who wear the uniform and whose mission it is to protect us all."
West Virginia State Troopers and family members are being seen leaving CAMC General.