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Luray PD invites public to detective’s vigil this Thursday

Chief Cook said Detective R.K. McClelland suffered serious injuries after falling from the...
Chief Cook said Detective R.K. McClelland suffered serious injuries after falling from the first level of the home, eight feet into the basement.(WHSV)
Published: May. 24, 2021 at 6:26 PM EDT
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LURAY, Va. (WHSV) - Luray Police Department took to Facebook to invite citizens to join in a prayer vigil at Ruffner’s Plaza for Detective Ron McClelland on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

According to the post, McClelland was seriously injured in the performance of his duties on April 28, 2021, when he fell 8-feet into a basement from the first level of a home.

They say McClelland has remained in the Intensive Care Unit at the University of Virginia Medical Center as a result of continuous complications regarding his injuries.

* * * FROM THE DESK OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE * * * Luray Police Department would like to invite citizens to join us in a...

Posted by Luray Police Department on Monday, May 24, 2021

Luray PD adds that McClelland began his law enforcement career with Prince William County Police Department where he remained for 26 years. They say he began serving the citizens of Page County and the town of Luray in 2008.

McClelland has contributed to law enforcement in many ways, primarily as a seasoned detective, he also acts as Santa Claus directing school traffic at the elementary school, they mentioned in the post along with pictures.

McClelland has been serving citizens throughout the commonwealth as a law enforcement officer for 40 years.

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