Constable William H. Skinner

Constable William H. Skinner

Marion County Constable's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, December 1, 1922

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William H. Skinner

Constable William Skinner was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for making threats in Grant Town.

Constable Skinner had forced the man's cousin to leave the town several days earlier for causing a disturbance. When the cousin came to town he began to make threats against Constable Skinner, who attempted to arrest him. The man shot him with a .25 caliber handgun and then fled.

Constable Skinner was the elected constable of the Paw Paw District. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 29, 1922
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Not available


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Constable Skinner,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Marion County.


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