Private Charles M. Kackley

Private Charles M. Kackley

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, May 25, 1921

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Charles M. Kackley

Private Charles Kackley, Private Ernest Ripley and Private William McMillion were all shot and killed during a two-year battle with striking coal miners in which over 50 people were killed. The strike was finally put down with the help of the United States Army.

Private Kackley was survived by his mother.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Uncle Charles I never knew you but as I understand you were one of the first West Virginia State Trooper killed in the line of duty along with Ernie Ripley, Bill McMillion & Johnny Gore. killed by a sniper during the miners strike that went on for two years leaving 50 people dead . these guys are all heroes . "LEST WE NEVER FORGET THEM"

Roy T Brown

December 30, 2018

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