Trooper Brian William Linn

Trooper Brian William Linn

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, November 2, 2007

Brian William Linn

Trooper Brian Linn was killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist in a foot pursuit in Kearneysville. His vehicle went out of control and struck a utility pole.

He was transported to Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Linn was a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He had served with the West Virginia State Police for two years and was assigned to the Charles Town Detachment. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 655
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Trooper Linn, time has passed but the memory of your brothers in law enforcement that night will never leave.
I was the first fire fighter/emt to arrive.
The level of compassion, professionalism and love displayed that night left an image with me that will never diminish.
Your fellow Troopers, Jefferson County Sheriff Deputies, Police Officers from Ranson and Charlestown. These officers, every one of them, assisted in our efforts.
I had only met you twice, and was glad that I had that opportunity.
I learned that night, of your family and the impending loss that would be realized. But I saw, first hand, the brotherhood, the unyielding fellowship of your Law Enforcement brothers and sisters. In that tragically sad night, I saw the very best that our great state of West Virginia had to offer.
I didn't feel it was appropriate to leave a comment, not being a member of law enforcement, until time had passed.
To his wife and children, please allow me to extend my deepest condolences and know that I have said a prayer for you every anniversary.
To Trooper Linn, rest easy. Thank you for your service to our beloved Republic and to the state of West Virginia.
Dave Duncan

David Duncan
Shepherdstown Fire Dept.

May 15, 2018

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