Photo of WVA State Trooper on Funeral Detail Goes Viral

West Virginia State Trooper, Richard Paynter was just doing his job blocking an intersection for a funeral procession in Oceana, West Virginia, but went beyond the scope of his assignment and stood at attention, then saluted the cortege.

Tonjia Ray-Tompkins snapped the photo and posted it to her Facebook page.

West Virginians are good people!

‘I posted this because I wanted people to see my hometown for what it still is…………It is a community where people care about each other. This loved one that was being laid to rest wasn’t the mayor, she wasn’t a town council member, she wasn’t a member of law enforcement.’

Tonjia Ray-Tompkins

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