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Senior Trooper Larry Gene Hacker | West Virginia State Police, West Virginia West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

Senior Trooper

Larry Gene Hacker

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, April 9, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/8/1993

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide in jail

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Trooper Larry Hacker was shot when he responded to a domestic dispute.

Trooper Hacker and a state police trooper trainee were answering a complaint call about 10:00 PM from a neighbor of the shooter. The shooter had parked his truck on Ritchie County Route 9-9 and blocked the complainant from reaching his house. After blocking the roadway he had retreated to a knoll where he could watch the truck. After the officers arrived, a gun battle ensued, lasting between 20 and 30 minutes. The shooter then would not let paramedics near Trooper Hacker for about an hour after the shooting. Trooper Hacker was flown out about 11:30 PM, after the gunman fled, to Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds about 1:00 AM.

The suspect was taken into custody about two hours after the shooting in a nearby wooded area. He was charged with murder but committed suicide while in jail.

Trooper Hacker was assigned to the State Police detachment in Harrisville and had recently transferred from the detachment in St. Marys. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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It never gets easier...I will always miss you! I often go back to when we were kids; all the times spent fishing together, sitting in the hay in the barn loft, and watching TV while eating dishpans of popcorn :) You were the brother I never had. Until we meet again, Sweet Cousin, I love you! <3.

Becky Hacker-Minigh
April 1, 2016


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