Many attend funeral of fallen Welch Police Officer

Local - 5/9/2013 5:45 PM by Rebecca Turco
WELCH - Loved ones pay their respects Thursday for a Welch Police Officer killed in an ATV accident during the weekend.



Family, friends and emergency personnel attended funeral services for Shaun Wellman, 32. Wellman had served several stints with the Welch Police Department.

Sheriff Martin West of McDowell County said the large turnout at the funeral showed the impact Wellman had on people in the area. "He always had a smile and if you knew Shaun, that's what you always saw was his smile," West said. He said Welch enjoyed working in law enforcement.

Wellman was pronounced dead Sunday at Charleston Area Medical Center, two days after the ATV accident on Belcher Mountain.

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