Candlelight Vigil Planned For Navy Officer Killed In Base Shooting

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Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo. Mayo, 24, was killed during a shooting incident at Naval Station Norfolk Monday, March 24.  (credit: U.S. Navy)

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo. Mayo, 24, was killed during a shooting incident at Naval Station Norfolk Monday, March 24. (credit: U.S. Navy)

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Friends and family members of a sailor killed in a shooting last week in Norfolk, Va., are remembering him at a candlelight memorial service in Hagerstown.

The candlelight service Thursday night in Hagerstown City Park honors Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo. Mayo grew up in the western Maryland city after his family moved there from the Washington, D.C., area.

The Navy says the 24-year-old sailor saved another sailor’s life by jumping between her and a civilian gunman who was trying to board a ship. The gunman, civilian truck driver Jeffrey Savage, was killed by Navy security forces responding to the scene.

Savage was a convicted felon from Virginia who had been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in a 2005 shooting in North Carolina.

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