Remembering Nicholas County deputy killed in the line of duty
Funeral services are being held Wednesday in Nicholas County
NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Family, friends, members of the community and law enforcement agencies from around the region have made their way to Nicholas County Wednesday to pay final respects to a fallen brother in blue.
Funeral services for Nicholas County deputy Tom Baker are being held at the Summersville Armory and Convention Center Wednesday evening at 5 p.m.
Visitation began at Noon at the convention center.
Law enforcement from all over the state and beyond are expected to attend the memorial services Wednesday.
Baker was shot and killed Friday, June 3 while responding to a situation involving two barricaded men inside a camper along Fire House Road in Birch River, West Virginia.
The second suspect, Richie Holcomb, 36, died in the shootout. Holcomb was convicted of a felony in Webster County Circuit Court in 2014.
Kelly and Holcomb were armed with a 9mm handgun and an AR-15.
Tributes in honor of deputy Baker can be seen throughout Nicholas County. A memorial outside of the courthouse continues to grow.
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