Support for the Winum Family continues

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The Winum family of Stanley continue to receive support from the community and others.

A prayer vigil will be held tonight at 7 at the Luray Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building.

The family of a fallen officer are always encouraged to contact the National Fallen Officer Foundation (NationalFOF).

The organization will be in touch with the Stanley Police Department to check on the family.

Over 800 donors as of this morning have donated over $58,000 to the Winum family on a go fund me page.

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Stanley Officer lost in the line of duty

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The Town of Stanley and Page County Law Enforcement officials requested the assistance of Virginia State Police (VSP) in investigating the line of duty death of Stanley Police Officer Dominic Winum.

After initiating a traffic stop on Judy Lane Officer Winum was fatally shot by Dakota G. Richards.

As Officer Winum was exiting his patrol vehicle Richards jumped out of his vehicle and shot the Officer.

Richards of Stanley then fled on foot with law enforcement in pursuit.

Richards was tracked to a barn on Marksville Road.

Richards was shot by Page County Sheriff’s Deputies after he made a threatening move.

Officer Winum was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was a 5 year veteran of the Stanley Police Department.

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