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These troopers are believed to be riding north in Cabin Creek with this picture being taken while
facing south between what is now Rt. 61 and Rt. 77, with Rt. 61 at the photographer's back.
Probably taken in the early 1920's.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
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picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Shinnston tornado 1944.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
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picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Left to Right, C. G. West and either Ed or French Armstrong.  Not sure which Armstrong brother
this one is.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
We believe the trooper on the left is Michael Murphy.  The persons in custody are believed to
be bank robbers.  The troopers are displaying rolled coins in their hats.   Photo courtesy of
the West Virginia State Police.
Trooper Larry Hacker as a Cadet at the State Police Academy in 1988 or 1989 posing with a
Dodge Daytona.  Trooper Hacker died on April 9, 1993 as a result of gunshot wounds received
while on a domestic call in Richie County.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
An In-Service training course for supervisors.  Probably taken in the mid 1960's.  The identities
of those pictured may be as follows:
First row - Fulks, Sturm, Roberts, --, --, Welty, --, Oates, Corley, Blevins, Davis.
Second Row - --, Epling, Kyer, Crowe, Bishop, Lake, Potts, White, Harsh, Swartz, --.
Third Row - Tallman, Seymour, Sparks, Robinson, Hill, Liller, Galford, McGinnis, Mease, Burner.
Fourth Row - Trayll, Garrett, Sharp, Asbury, Humphreys, Chidester, Kirtley, Cool, --, Baker.

If anyone has any corrections to these names please email The Sheepdog.  Photo courtesy of
the West Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no
further information about this picture other than what is hand
written.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Standing is Captain William R. Callaghan, later to become Chief of Police in Parkersburg
(1962-1965).   Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Left to Right, John Hilliard, Jack Milam, unknown, unknown, Sgt. Paul R. Pritchard.  At the time
Sgt. Pritchard supervised the Barboursville Detatchment.  Date unknown.  Photo courtesy of
the West Virginia State Police.
Williamson detachment.  Probably late 1960's or early 1970's.  Photo courtesy of the West
Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  The only information we have is that which
is typed on the picture.
Believed to be Sgt, Charlie Tighe and Cpl. Ron Truex.  Date and location unknown.  Photo
courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have
no further information about this picture.
This appears to be in front of the Greenbriar Resort.  We believe left to right are Colonel
Broyles, Basil Wright, Snag Walker, unknown, S. C. Ballard, J. B. Jack, unknown.  Probably
taken late 1950's or early 1960's.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Drivers testing at the South Charleston Detachment.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia
State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have
no further information about this picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Believed to be taken on the capital lawn.  Year unknown.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia
State Police.
Running radar in the early 1970's.  Believed to be Trooper Charlie Tucker.  Photo courtesy
of the West Virginia State Police.
Believed to be Trooper Charlie Tucker who often worked I-77 at Parkersburg.  Photo courtesy
of the West Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further
information about this picture.
Very early picture of the State Police. Probably within the first year or two of the agencies
existence.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Bruce Adkins states "That's dad, Lt. Bill Adkins. The photo was taken on I 64 at the Teays
Valley Exit before the interstate was open. It's 1963 Ford Galaxies and was the first Blue
and Gold. This was West Virginia's Centennial Year and they Got the Blue and Golds and
it stuck to this day. It's one of my favorite pictures of dad."  Thanks for the info Bruce.  And
thanks to the Adkins family for providing our state with several officers of solid character.  
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  
A Chrysler Newport from early to mid 1970's. They had a limited number of these, possibly 4 or
5, assigned to Interstate Road Patrol Units.   Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Believed to be the Bridgeport Detachment, early 1990's.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia
State Police.
President Eisenhower with West Virginia's Finest.   Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State
Police.
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picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
W. R. Callaghan served from 1935 - 1962 then
went on to become Chief of police in Parkersburg.  
This was probably taken early in his career.  Photo
courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
hoto courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Probably taken early 1920's.  Nothing further is known.   Photo courtesy of the West Virginia
State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We
have no further information about this picture.
This may be the summer of 1941. The man in the middle
with the wingtip shoes is Colonel John W. Bosworth then
superintendent.
Hand written caption indicates this was Lindbergh's aircraft taken at the Glendale Airport in 1922.  
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further information about this
picture.
Old Company B at Williamson Court House 1921 or 1922.  Photo courtesy of the West
Virginia State Police.
The trooper on the far right is Paul R. Pritchard.  He would retire as a Captain.  Nothing
further is known.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
Taken in front of the old Kanawha County Jail.  Nothing further is known about this one.  Photo
courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.
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Photos courtesy of the West Virginia State Police. We have no further information about these pictures.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia State Police.  We have no further
information about this picture.
West Virginia State Police about 1950.
Early State Police, heavily armed.  Photo provided by Roger Mackey.
First State Police car.  Notice the machine gun mount beside the windshield.  
Photo provided by Roger Mackey.