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Private Ernest Ripley | West Virginia State Police, West Virginia West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

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Ernest Ripley

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, November 18, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/18/1920

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: One shot and killed

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Private Ripley, Private Charles Kackley and Private William McMillion were all shot and killed during a two-year battle with striking coal miners in which over 50 people were killed. The Strike was finally put down with the help of the United States Army.

Private Ripley was killed in an exchange of gunfire with two men. He killed one. The other one was arrested and sentenced to 5 years in prison on December 18, 1920.

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Private Charles M. Kackley
West Virginia State Police, West Virginia
End of Watch: Wednesday, May 25, 1921
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Private William L. McMillion
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End of Watch: Tuesday, June 28, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

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Your service is honored today, the ninety-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 18, 2011

 

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