Prohibition Officer Will Farley

Prohibition Officer Will Farley

West Virginia Department of Prohibition, West Virginia

End of Watch Monday, August 11, 1919

Will Farley

Prohibition Officer Will Farley was shot and killed at his home, near Hart's Creek, Logan County, when three moonshiners broke in and shot him as he lay in bed.

He and another officer had raided a still earlier in the day and the dismantled still was taken to his home as evidence.

The other officer, who was in another room, shot at the suspects as they fled the scene.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

at home

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Rest In Peace Officer Farley, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

August 11, 2013

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