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RICHMOND - Virginia Public Safety Foundation announced an additional 25 Virginia heroes to be honored at the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial upon its completion.

Now totaling 868 names of men and women who have died in the line of duty, the roster will be engraved on the memorial when it is constructed at Capitol Square in Richmond beginning this month.

The roster of 25 names released today is comprised primarily of Norfolk firefighters, whose cases were still being researched at the time of the release of the initial roster in December 2012. Many local and state agencies continue to invest in carefully identifying cases eligible for inclusion at the memorial.

'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.'

For more information on VPSF, the Line of Duty Death Roster, or the Memorial Fund, call 804-648-6299x1004 or visit www.vpsf.org.

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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