The wife of the Salvation Army major gunned down on Christmas Eve is being transferred to a new position with the organization in South Carolina.
Philip Wise, who served in the Salvation Army along with his wife for 15 years, was shot and killed at the Salvation Army Corps and Community Center in North Little Rock on Christmas Eve. His three children were with him.
Cindy Wise, who was alone inside the center at 1505 W. 18th Street when her husband was shot, called the police. Officers found him lying in the building’s back doorway.
"I could never have anticipated how much my life would change during my three-year appointment in North Little Rock," Cindy Wise told the Salvation Army. "From the blessing of being able to adopt my three beautiful children to the tragic loss of my husband, North Little Rock holds many memories for me. I have made many close friends here, and my children will always consider Arkansas their home."
Wise was originally from Weirton, W.Va., and Cindy, was from Charleston, W.Va. They met 16 years ago at a Salvation Army school in Atlanta. Both had worked for the Salvation Army ever since.
The Salvation Army of central Arkansas will hold a farewell service this weekend to pay tribute to honor Cindy Wise.