The events of January 1 will forever be etched in the minds of the officers that were involved that day and this community. Lt. Dove, Cpl. Arbaugh and Patrolman Sams are doing well and will return to work soon. The support that we have been shown by the Greenbrier County Community, statewide and nationally has been heartwarming and very much appreciated. The phrase “Mountaineers are Always Free” has a whole new meaning.
I would like to thank the responding agencies and individuals that provided assistance that day. The West Virginia State Police, Sheriff’s Departments from Greenbrier, Monroe, Raleigh, Kanawha and Fayette Counties, West Virginia Natural Resources Police, Municipal Police Departments from White Sulphur Springs, Ronceverte, Alderson and Oak Hill, Lewisburg and Fairlea Fire Departments, Fairlea and Alderson EMS units, Greenbrier County 911 Center and Emergency Services, Greenbrier County Prosecutor’s Office, Mayor John Manchester and the Lewisburg City Council, our Chaplain, Stewart Farley and his wife Sheila, Dr. Trusty, Dr. Cohen, the nurses and staff at the emergency room and 2nd floor of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. Our brothers and sisters-in-law enforcement who have sent encouraging words and support. If I have left anyone out, please know that your support is much appreciated.
Most importantly , I want to Thank God for watching over our officers and allowing them to return home to their families. And please keep the family of Dora and Jerome Faulkner and the residents of Granville County, North Carolina in your thoughts and prayers.
The violence that accompanied this incident is incomprehensible. Our community has rallied and said we will not tolerate this evil. The police department is even more committed to provide law enforcement services to our citizens.
Thank you all once again for your support.
Chief Tim Stover
Lewisburg Police Department