Memorials held for fallen Wayne Co. deputy

A memorial was held on Thursday evening for Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Riley. Emergency personnel from Fairfield City and Rural Fire Departments, Wayne County Ambulance and Cisne Fire Department lined their trucks and vehicles as a way to remember their colleague.

Riley was found by a fellow deputy along Interstate 64 with his squad car missing.

The Illinois State Police also offered their condolences.

“On behalf of the Illinois State Police, I extend my heartfelt condolences to Wayne County Deputy Sean Riley’s family, friends, and brothers and sisters at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office,” stated ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly. “Once again, the Illinois State Police has safely apprehended an alleged cop killer with exceptional professionalism, patience and persistence standing side by side with all Illinois law enforcement through another dark and difficult moment.”

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office posted their gratitude for

“The outpouring of love from our community and even nationwide has been absolutely astounding!” the post said. “We here cannot possibly thank each of you enough for your kind words of sympathy & encouragement, donations of food for all the officers helping cover our county, generosity in giving and love that you have shown our family here! For all of those who have been asking, there has been a benefit account set up in honor of Deputy Riley.”

Here is the original post with information on how to contribute to the memorial fund.

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