Wednesday, May 30, 2018 marks one year since a Bluefield police officer was killed during a police chase.
Lieutenant Aaron Crook was killed after his cruiser was hit during a police chase at the intersection of Princeton Avenue and Lee Street.
A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday evening for Lt. Crook. The vigil will take place at the Bluefield Police Department and begins at 8 pm.
Officers with the Bluefield, West Virginia Police Department released the following statement:
Lt. Crook is missed beyond words in our department. He was the epitome of an outstanding police officer and worked tirelessly serving the citizens of Bluefield. He was a mentor to young officers and loved guiding and teaching them.
Out of this tragedy, we have seen countless acts of goodness and support. People near and far have been so generous in helping Lt. Crook’s family through this difficult first year. We are very grateful for everything you have done for them and the prayers for our department.
Today is a sad milestone, please keep Lt. Crooks family, children and our department in your thoughts and prayers. We will never forget our fallen brother.