Memorial tonight for Wheeling cop who died during training exercise

A memorial service is being held Wednesday night for a 33-year-old police officer who died after collapsing during a training exercise.

Officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger was a five-year veteran of the Wheeling police department and a decorated army veteran who served in Kuwait and Iraq.

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Officer Shamekia Goodwin-Badger

Wheeling Police Chief William Benson said Badger died of a blood clot in her lung.

The wake and memorial service will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kollsak Funeral Home.

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