SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Trooper Eric Workman Foundation recently provided gifts to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section (WVDNR) to honor the life of the late Eric Workman and his dedication to fish and fishing in West Virginia. The Foundation purchased minnows used for muskellunge production in the state’s fish hatcheries and Smith-Root electro anesthesia gloves to help safely handle large fish like muskies.
West Virginia State Trooper Workman and Corporal Marshall Bailey tragically were lost in the line of duty in 2012. Trooper Workman was an avid and accomplished angler and the Foundation works to support fishing and fisheries management work in the state. The Foundation also promotes drug-free awareness and supports local educational scholarships.
“We appreciation the gifts from the Foundation and look forward to future cooperative projects in Eric Workman’s name and honor,” said Bret Preston, WVDNR assistant chief for warmwater fisheries.