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WV bridge along I-79 named after 2 fallen State Police troopers

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Bridge dedicated to Cpl. Marshall Bailey & Trooper Eric Workman Bridge dedicated to Cpl. Marshall Bailey & Trooper Eric Workman
WALLBACK, WV -

The bridge and a section of nearby road along the border of Clay and Roane County has been renamed in honor of two West Virginia State Police Troopers who were gunned down during a traffic stop in August 2012. A ceremony was held Thursday afternoon at the I-79 bridge at the Wallback/Clay exit. The area is now named in honor of Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey and Trooper Eric Workman.

Family and friends of the two slain troopers joined Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, D-W.Va., along with law enforcement. "It's very touching. Just the support from the Clay community and the community from Poca, it's been very touching and to be honest with you, I don't know how we would have made it through the last year without all that support. It's been very helpful," said Dr. Justin Bailey, Cpl. Marshall Lee Bailey's brother.

The one-year anniversary of the shootings was marked in late August. The man accused of shooting Cpl. Bailey and Trooper Workman, Luke Baber, was killed in a shootout with other officers the night of the incident. The area where the shooting occurred also includes a makeshift memorial.

The Governor, along with Col. C.R. Smithers of the West Virginia State Police also posthumously awarded Bailey and Workman with the State Police Cross.