Honoring one of their own
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- First responders gathered to honor one of their own on Tuesday afternoon.
Members of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, the Augusta County Fire Rescue, Virginia State Police and other first responders gathered on the overpass on Interstate 64 at the Fishersville exit.
Around 2:30 p.m., the body of Wintergreen Police Department Officer M. Christopher Wagner II passed beneath that overpass on its way to the Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory in Staunton.
He was accompanied by members of the Wintergreen Police Department, the Wintergreen Fire Rescue, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and VSP.
“We are heartbroken about this tragedy and senseless loss, and we join together with the Wintergreen Police Department in honoring the memory and legacy of Officer Christopher Wagner,” said Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith.
Wagner was shot and killed while responding to an incident on June 16.
Funeral arrangements were announced Tuesday, including a visitation and service at the Augusta Expo, which will take place June 26.