Private George Albert Duling

Private George Albert Duling

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, August 28, 1921

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George Albert Duling

Private George Duling was accidentally shot and killed in Ethel, West Virginia. He was taken to a hospital in Logan where he died one hour after the incident.

Various contemporary reports indicate that he was shot accidentally either by a sheriff's deputy or laborer during a period of labor unrest at local mines.

Private Duling was a United States Army veteran of World War I and had served with the West Virginia State Police for four months.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge, strike

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