21 Norfolk firefighters added to Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial’s engraving roster

The Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial has been designed by Richmond-based BAM Architects.

The Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial has been designed by Richmond-based BAM Architects.

The Virginia Public Safety Foundation announced Wednesday that 25 additional Virginia heroes will be added to the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial in Richmond upon its completion. 21 of those names are Norfolk firefighters.

The memorial will contain 868 names of men and women who have died in the line of duty. They will be engraved on the memorial when it is constructed.

When the initial roster was released in December 2012, many of the cases were still being researched, which is why names are still continually being added.

“As we prepare to begin construction of the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial, I am mindful of how many Virginians impacted by line of duty deaths have been waiting for this moment, including so many families in my home of Norfolk,” said Paula Miller, VPSF President and Public Information Officer for Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. “The memorial will honor more Norfolk public safety officers—both police and firefighters—than those representing any other locality in Virginia.”

Added to the list were:

Edward P. Anderson                     Norfolk Fire Department                                            2/26/1919

Wesley Erwin Barber, Sr.            Norfolk Fire Department                                            1/16/1975

Thomas A. Barrett                          Norfolk Fire Department                                            3/21/1899

Edward Deal Bell                            Norfolk Fire Department                                            5/28/1969

Lloyd Munford Chick                    Norfolk Fire Department                                            1/27/1936

Robert Davis Fentress                  Norfolk Fire Department                                            4/11/1939

Charles Byron Fisher                     Norfolk Fire Department                                            10/28/1982

Richard Ried Gaylord                    Norfolk Fire Department                                            6/30/1919

Milton Ambrose Gregory, Jr.      Norfolk Fire Department                                            6/30/1919

Allen Clifton Harris                        Norfolk Fire Department                                            12/25/1943

Leo George Harris                           Norfolk Fire Department                                            12/25/1955

Edward Davis Hodges                  Norfolk Fire Department                                            12/12/1910

Grattan C. Landes                            Harrisonburg Fire Department                                12/14/1924

Charles Andrew McCoy                Norfolk Fire Department                                            1/1/1918

William H. Nelson                           Norfolk Fire Department                                            1/4/1918

Frank Clark Petty                           Norfolk Fire Department                                            1/17/1942

Thomas Wilson Sanderlin, Jr.    Norfolk Fire Department                                            4/11/1951

William Paul Sanderlin                Norfolk Fire Department                                            9/27/1933

Henry Milton Seaton                     Middleburg Police Department                                12/2/1899

Gary Frank Spillars                        Fairfax County Police Department                         10/30/1986

Vernon Earl Stant, Sr.                    Norfolk Fire Department                                            2/17/1971

Hardy Claxton Summerlin          Norfolk Fire Department                                            3/6/1972

Charles E. Thomas                          Norfolk Fire Department                                            11/27/1949

Harry Martin Thomas                   Norfolk Fire Department                                            6/27/1941

Raymond Robert Tysinger         Harrisonburg Fire Department                                9/5/1950

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