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Wintergreen Police officer’s funeral Monday, flags throughout state ordered at half-staff

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On Monday, flags throughout Virginia should be lowered in memory of Wintergreen Police officer Mark Christopher Wagner who was killed in the line of duty.

By governor’s order, flags should be lowered at sunrise and remain at half-staff until sunset.

The order was entered by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin on Sunday.

The order applies to flags of the United States of America and Virginia on all state and local buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Stuarts Draft resident died June 16 after an altercation with an assault suspect that resulted in Wagner’s department-issued firearm discharging, resulting in his death. The suspect, Daniel M. Barmak, of Towson, Md., has been charged with capital murder.

On Tuesday, first responders throughout the state paid tribute to Wagner as his body was transported from the Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond to Coffman Funeral Home and Crematory in Staunton.

Wagner’s funeral will be held on Monday.

First responders pay tribute to slain Wintergreen Police officer on Interstate 64 overpass

Funeral details finalized for Wintergreen Police officer killed in line of duty

Update: Suspect in Wintergreen officer death charged with capital murder

Wintergreen Police officer dead after fatal struggle with assault suspect Friday night

 

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.

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