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Trooper Linn Memorial Bridge Unveiled in Randolph County
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on August 03, 2013 @ 10:17PM
Created on August 03, 2013 @ 3:03PM

Almost six years ago, Trooper Brian William Linn was killed in the line of duty. Saturday morning was the unveiling of the bridge in Randolph County named in his honor. Dozens of people were there to pay tribute to the fallen trooper.

Trooper Linn was killed in the line of duty in November of 2007. He was responding to call for back up by a fellow trooper. His wife, and two young daughters were there for the unveiling.

One of his daughters even got to pull off the covering for the sign. Those who worked alongside him said he was a great man.

Sergeant Mike Dickerson of the State Police said, "For me, it was not only a way to honor a great trooper, but a very good friend. He meant a lot to me. I had the privilege of training Brian when he came into the department, so for me, it was long overdue to pay respect to not only a great trooper, but a great man."

Trooper Linn was also a military veteran. He served twice in the Middle East. His family said they're so proud.

Trooper Linn's mother, Mary Snelson, said, "I am just so honored that the members of the West Virginia Legislature followed through with this resolution, so that we could have this bridge dedicated in my son's memory. This is not only a great tribute not just to him, but to all law enforcement in the state. We really need to keep in mind the danger, and the perils that these men, and women face every day."

People who knew Tropper Linn said the community's response to the event was amazing.

Raman Santra, one of Trooper Linn's friends, said, "It was a really inspiring, and great moment to honor Brian. He was a great guy, a friend to so many."

Officials said now the public will be able to remember the service of Trooper Linn, every time they cross the bridge.


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