Private Ernest Ripley

Private Ernest Ripley

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, November 18, 1920

Ernest Ripley

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender One shot and killed

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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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