Captain George W. Myers

Captain George W. Myers

Kenova Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, May 15, 1982

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George W. Myers

Captain George Myers was shot and killed while responding to a complaint of two men on motorcycles chasing a woman. When he arrived at the scene he stopped one of the men who shot him four times when he attempted to arrest him. Captain Myers managed to return fire, wounding the suspect, and took him into custody with the help of two police officers arriving on the scene. Captain Myers was transported to a local hospital where he died minutes later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. On March 25, 1986, his conviction was overturned.

Captain Myers had served with the agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Conviction overturned

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Capt. Myers,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kenova. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 15, 2022

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