WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

Law Enforcement Joins Family, Friends in Mourning Kevin Quick

More Video...

February 17, 2014

Law enforcement officers from around the commonwealth joined family and friends Monday to take part in a public memorial for Capt. Kevin Quick.

The slain Waynesboro Police reserve captain went missing on Jan. 31. His body was found a week later in Goochland County.

"The way that his life ended, while it needs to be told, is a chapter that doesn't belong in Kevin's story," said Capt. Mike Martin of the Waynesboro Police Department, speaking at the service. "The one thing we can do to honor Kevin Quick is to refuse to let the way that he died diminish the way that he lived."

Hundreds attended the public memorial at the John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia. The 45-year-old worked for the Waynesboro Police Department as a reserve officer for more than 20 years.

"I was angry that someone had taken one of my officers," Waynesboro Police Chief Mike Wilhelm said. "I thought how dare they. How dare they hurt one of my officers. Then I thought this is not what Kevin would want us to do."

Wilhelm honored Quick by posthumously awarding him the Distinguished Service Medal, which he presented to the officer's mother. Dispatchers also aired Quick's ceremonial final radio call.

"PR11, Capt. Kevin Wayne Quick, end of watch, February 17, 2014. Rest in peace, sir."

Quick's neice, Allison, recited a poem she wrote for her uncle.

"Love is kind words. Love is helping someone up. Love is always keeping Kevin's memory alive. Love is in the air," she read.

The police departments represented at the service include Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Arlington, Lake Monticello, Petersburg, Fredericksburg and West Virginia State Police.

"No matter what he had going on with his life, he always had a smile on his face and kind words in his heart," Wilhelm said.

A number of officers in attendance saluted Quick's hearse as it left the arena. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring was among those in attendance.

Brian Moran, Virginia's secretary of public safety, represented Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the event.

"His memory goes on in the work of his fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement every day," Moran said. "Please know that we see Capt. Quick as a hero for his courage to fulfill his dreams, for his courage to be strong in the face of danger, and for his courage to make a difference in the lives of others."

While there have been several arrests since the investigation into Quick's death began, no one has been directly charged with murder.

"I hope we can all find some degree of solace that God found in Kevin a great man and a great warrior to be called home for a greater cause," Martin said.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 245587661