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Memorial service honors fallen officers


FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (WVVA) During National Police Week, law enforcement supporters from both Fayette and Raleigh County came together to pay tribute to those killed in the line of fire.

The memorial service was held Tuesday at the Fayette County Courthouse in Fayetteville. 

Among the officers honored was Fayette County Deputy Roger Treadway. He was killed in Hico in 1975 by an assailant as he and his partner helped a stranded driver. His nephew and Fayette County Prosecutor Larry Harrah attended Tuesday's ceremony. 

"This day is really really special, all across the country, especially for my family with the loss of my uncle. It just means a whole lot." 

Beckley Police Cpl. Chuck Smith was also honored. The Beckley Police officer was killed in the line of duty on South Fayette Street in Beckley in 2006. 

West Virginia State Police, the Beckley City Police Dept., the Raleigh County Sheriff's Dept., Fayette County Sheriff's Dept. were among the several law enforcement agencies represented at Tuesday's service. 

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