A reception to honor Wheeling police officers and firefighters will be held Friday, August 9 at the First State Capitol Building.
The Wheeling Police Department will say good-bye to Deputy Chief Michael Vankirk, who retired after 27 years of service.
Three graduates of the 154 Basic Class of the West Virginia State Police Academy will also be recognized. The Wheeling Fire Department will also introduce three newly appointed firefighters.
The ceremony will begin Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.