Candlelight Vigil Tonight in Honor of Fallen Danville Officer
By Timothy Perry
January 19, 2016 - 1:09 PM
Officer Thomas Cottrell
(Photo provided by the Danville Police Department)
DANVILLE - A candlelight vigil in honor of fallen Danville police officer Thomas Cottrell is scheduled for tonight at 7 PM in front of the Danville Municipal Building.
The vigil is taking place so that those who knew him can pay their respects and share stories. Attendees are asked to bring candles.
Cottrell, 34, an auxillary officer with the Danville Police Department, was gunned down on Sunday night around midnight outside the municipal building. Around the same time, a woman, claiming to be the ex-girlfriend of Herschel Jones called police dispatchers to warn them that Jones was armed and was looking to kill police officers.
Jones was later arrested on a tampering with evidence charge after a short chase through the Danville Park and high school football field. No murder charges have yet been filed.
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