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Memorial set for Big Stone Gap police officer

Mike Still • Mar 12, 2019 at 3:02 PM

Big Stone Gap remembered town police Officer Bailey Smith Tuesday with a police cruiser, bearing flowers and a ribbon with Smith’s name, parked in front of the town’s Visitor Center.

A memorial service for Smith is scheduled Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the nearby Union High School auditorium.

Virginia State Police officials Tuesday said the deaths of Smith and 26-year-old Emeri Connery of Coolville Ohio on Sunday are being investigated as a murder-suicide.

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