PARKERSBURG- Area law enforcement will be represented Sunday at services for Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum, who was shot to death in his patrol car in downtown Williamson on Wednesday.
In a Facebook posting, The West Virginia Sheriff's Association announced the service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mingo Central Comprehensive High School near Delbarton. A visitation is set for 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the school.
Wood County Chief Deputy Shawn Graham said the Wood County Sheriff's Department will be at the funeral Sunday to show its support for the Mingo County Sheriff's Department.
"We will have a delegation there," Graham said. "Sheriff Merritt has approved travel for any deputy who wants to go."
Graham said he and Merritt will be part of the county's delegation.
Parkersburg Chief of Police Joe Martin said the city will be represented at the funeral.
"We will send officers to the funeral," he said. "About a half dozen officers will be there."
Martin said he just learned of a connection to Crum in the department.
"One of our officers, Patrolman D.D. Donaldson, was Crum's roommate at the state police academy," he said.
Chafin Funeral Home in Delbarton is handling the arrangements. Crum was fatally shot in Williamson on Wednesday.
The suspect, 37-year-old Tennis Melvin Maynard, was shot and wounded by a Mingo County deputy following a chase. State police said the deputy shot Maynard after he pulled a weapon.
Maynard was charged with first-degree murder by officers from the Williamson Police Department while he was at Cabell-Huntington Hospital.
On Thursday, the Mingo County Commission appointed Crum's widow, Rosie Crum, as the county's interim sheriff.
(The Associated Press contributed to the report.)