Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

May 9, 2013

Greater McDowell County community mourns loss of Welch officer

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— —  People from Welch, throughout McDowell County and law enforcement officers from throughout the region packed the Fanning Funeral Home in Welch for the funeral service of Officer Shaun Wellman who died Saturday as a result of injuries he received while test driving a friend’s ATV.

The Reverend Randall Dority remembered Wellman for his smile as well as his love of music, his family and his friends. He praised the people of McDowell who came together to support Wellman’s family, and he praised the law enforcement community for their support of a fellow officer.

“I believe the people of McDowell County are the best people this side of Heaven,” Dority said. The funeral procession from Welch to Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton extended two or more miles on U.S. Route 52.

For more information about the funeral service as well as other news, see Friday’s edition of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.