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Lawmakers comment on sheriff slaying

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.: "Today, our hearts go out to Sheriff Crum's wife, Rosie, his entire family, the staff of the Mingo County Sheriff's Department, and his countless friends all across the area.  Dedicated law enforcement officers throughout our Nation mourn the loss of one of their own.  Though Sheriff Crum had just begun his term, he was not new to the cause of justice, and, from day one as Sheriff, he hit the ground running with vigor and determination.  Eugene's dedication to fairness and a full measure of justice for all is well known.  Every law-abiding citizen demands justice for this tragedy that has shaken our sense of decency, but not our resolve, to maintain law and order.  In the coming days, I ask that we continue to remember Rosie and her family in our thoughts and prayers."

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.:  "This is tragic and truly awful news coming out of Mingo County today. I am heartbroken for Sheriff Crum's family. Sharon and I are keeping them in our prayers today, as is all of West Virginia."

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.: "Gayle and I join all West Virginians in praying for Sheriff Crum's wife, Rosie, and his family. Mingo County lost a longtime public servant today and our hearts are broken from this horrific tragedy.  My friend Sheriff Crum dedicated his life to serving the people of Mingo County and making southern West Virginia a safer place. He will be dearly missed. In memory of Sheriff Crum, let us never forget that our law enforcement and first responders selflessly put their lives on the line for West Virginians every day. We ask that all West Virginians keep Sheriff Crum's family and friends in their thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time."

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