On this Medal of Honor Day, the West Virginia State Police salutes WV's own and our good friend Hershel "Woody" Williams for his courage and selfless service. Semper Fidelis!
Photo of the Day submitted by Ms. Melinda Craddock. "I would like to recognize Captain Reggie Patterson for helping teach the Crime Prevention Merit Badge and the Fingerprinting Merit Badge to Boy Scouts at University of Scouting this past Saturday."
Photos of the Day. Earlier this week Captain Hirohiko Murano (Tokyo Police Department), who is assigned to the Japanese Consulate Office in New York, visited Colonel Jan Cahill, his Executive Staff, and the Huntington Detachment. Captain Murano also visited with Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle, Huntington PD Chief Joe Ciccarelli, and Marshall University PD Chief Jim Terry.
Photo of the Day. This young man is a sure hit in his "Thin Blue Line" Batting Gloves.
L&S Toyota will host a distracted driver simulator next month geared at educating teens on the dangers of distractions like texting and driving.

Beckley dealership to host distracted driver simulator

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Congratulations to Trooper Brandon Smith who re-enlisted into the West Virginia State Police on March 16, 2017. He was assigned to the Gauley Bridge Detachment.
Most people know that distracted driving is dangerous, but few realize the extent of the risk it poses. Here are a few stats to give you a glimpse of the big picture. Texting increases your collision by a factor of 23 – you’re 23 times more likely to get i

7 Shocking Facts About Distracted Driving That Will Blow Your Mind

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Photo of the Day submitted by Ms. Shirley Payne Sansom. "My son Jacob Lowe is 25 with autism. He loves everything about police officers. He met Sergeant Sean Wolfe at the Tim Tebow Special Needs Jesus Prom. Jacob was telling him how much he loved his hat. Sergeant Wolfe made a surprise visit to our home and brought him a WV State Police hat, t-shirt, and a few other treasures. It made his day!"
Photo of the Day submitted by Ms. Christine Walker. Pictured are Trooper D. R. Walker and his Daughter, Oaklee.
Photo of the Day. Pictured (L-R) are Major D. P. Kitzmiller, Lieutenant C. G. Wiles, Sergeant R. J. Adams (Retired), Lieutenant M. T. Baylous, Captain C. A. Light, and Lieutenant M. LaFauci as they enjoyed lunch at Deli Fresh this afternoon.
Photo of the Day submitted by Ms. Alissa Meeks. Pictured is Sergeant J.A. Meeks with his 8 week old daughter, Emery.
Photo of the Day submitted by Ms. Tammy Miller McClendon. "I wanted to thank one of your Officers--TFC K. M. Williams for being such a kind man. He is pictured here with Blaiklyn and Braden Freeman. They are the children of investigator Anthony "TJ" Freeman who was killed in the line of duty on 5/5/16 in Macon, Ga. He worked for BCSO Bibb County Sheriffs Office. Mr. Williams attended a "We...
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Photo of the Day. Lieutenant Michael Baylous enjoyed a visit from his buddy, Cian, yesterday.
Transportation director, mechanic allegedly took $20,000.

Boone County school workers arraigned on embezzlement charges

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Thank you to the nice family who sent this letter of encouragement to the West Virginia State Police this week. It was much appreciated.
Future Trooper Spotlight: Jaxson Kuhens (4 years of age)

Why do you want to be a police office when you grow up?

So I can arrest the bad guys.

What do you believe the duties of a police officer are on a daily basis?

Arrests bad guys and put them in jail.

What would be the first duty you would perform as a police officer?

I would put them all in jail.

Who is or was your favorite police...
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Proudly escorting Big 12 Champs WVU Women's Basketball home. Cue Country Roads! #HailWV #WVProud #MontaniSemperLiberi
West Virginia State Police Headquarters would like to thank our friends at St. Paul's United Methodist Church for the goodies they delivered today!
Please Share: The West Virginia State Police is requesting the public's assistance in locating Mr. Charles M. Helmick, who is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender. Mr. Helmick was last residing at 516 Market Drive in Charleston but has since been homeless. He was last seen on Barlow Drive in Charleston, living in a tent, near the railroad tracks. Anyone with information concerning...
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