Why is Our Flag at Half Mast Today?
The flag in front of Elkins City Hall is being flown at half mast today in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
According to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, “since the first known line-of-duty death in 1786, more than 21,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice.” So far in 2020, the organization reports that more than 40 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty nationwide.
Please join us in expressing our appreciation for the law enforcement officers of the Elkins Police Department, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, the West Virginia State Police, and the multiple federal agencies who work so hard and make so many sacrifices for the protection of our community.
EPD Statement on the Passing of Sheriff Miller
The Elkins Police Department and The City of Elkins would like to express their sincere condolences to the Miller Family and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office on the passing of Sheriff Virgil Miller. Sheriff Miller was a pillar of law enforcement leadership […]Read More
EPD Advice for Halloween Safety
EPD Chief Travis Bennett offers the following safety tips for safe trick-or-treating this Halloween. In Elkins, by longstanding council resolution, trick-or-treating is observed every year on Halloween (Oct. 31), 6:30-8 p.m. Halloween is a fun holiday but it does pose a few […]Read More
Illegal Parking Near Railroad and Third
Statement from EPD Chief Travis Bennett: EPD personnel have observed illegal, unsafe parking patterns near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Third Street. Drivers are reminded that, in this area, the only allowed street parking is either (1) parallel to the curb […]Read More
EPD Investigating Death on Graceland Drive
Statement from Elkins Police Chief Travis Bennett: Early on the morning of Sunday, August 21, Elkins Police Department officers responding to a call found a seriously injured person on Graceland Drive, which runs parallel to and on the east side of Randolph […]Read More
EPD Scam Alert
Local Spike in “Impostor Scams” EPD is seeing increased cases of “impostor scams” in Elkins. These scams begin with a call, text message, or an email from someone you trust: a government agent, a family member, a fraud-prevention worker, your student-loan lender, […]Read More
EPD Statement on Social Media Rumors
Statement of EPD Chief Travis C. Bennett: After news that EPD and WVSP are investigating two entirely separate, isolated matters (on Randolph Avenue and in Highland Park, respectively), social media users have been sharing false and misleading information. In particular, people have […]Read More