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McDowell County officer laid to rest

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WELCH (WVVA) - Law enforcement from McDowell County and surrounding areas mourned the loss of one of their own Thursday.

Officer Shaun Wellman of the Welch Police Department died Sunday from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.

Friends, family, co-workers and others said their final goodbyes to Wellman during a service at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch.

McDowell County Sheriff Martin West said Wellman was passionate about being in law enforcement -- his father and brother were also police officers.

West said those who knew Wellman will never forget his smile, which touched many people over the years.

Wellman -- a lifelong resident of McDowell County -- leaves behind a wife and stepson.

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