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Retired BPD Lieutenant Darrell Bennett Named 2021 Webb Grubb Honoree!

May 12, 2021, BUCKHANNON, WV: Buckhannon City Police Chief Matthew Gregory and Mayor Robbie Skinner today welcomed members of law enforcement and the Buckhannon-Upshur community to the fourth annual Webb Grubb Police Officer Recognition Day.  Our B-U community recognized, as the fourth recipient of our BPD’s most prestigious award, Ret. Lieutenant Darrell Bennett as our 2021 Webb Grubb honoree.

In 2017, the City of Buckhannon resolved to annually recognize, honor, and pay tribute to all police officers, on each Wednesday during the annual West Virginia Strawberry Festival, and on May 17, 2017 specially recognized Wilbert H. “Webb” Grubb, the only City police officer ever to die in the line of duty who gave his life for our community on April 21, 1940.

Patty Bennet, Ret. Lieutenant Darrell Bennett, and Mayor Robbie Skinner at BPD’s “Wall of Blue” – in honor of & tribute to
Officer Webb Grubb, Lieutenant Keith Rowan, Chief Fred Gaudet, and Lieutenant Darrell Bennett!