In Honor of Carval "Carl" Legursky
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Carl Legursky Instructing Self Defense Classes at the State Police Academy.  Carl is dressed
in dark clothing,watching a couple of Recruits, who are inflicting pain on each other.  Photo
provided by Larry Gibson.
Carl Legursky.  This is perhaps the most legendary man in the history
of the State Police.  He is arguably one of the toughest as well.  He
spent many years shaping the futures of young officers making their
way through the academy.  He would later serve at Chief of Police for
Beckley and Warden of the West Virginia State Penitentiary at
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Defensive Tactics by First Sergeant Legursky