"Third Annual Convention of Chief of Police and Peace Officers of West Virginia" on the steps of the old Capitol Annex which later became the Public Library.... 1915.

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As part of the state convention of 1915,  the heaviest guys were weighed (see scales below) and won a prize.  These winners are thought to be from Clarksburg. Notice the photo's border. These guys would be considered lightweights in todays world.

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Meeting at the Elks Club on Quarrier &  McFarland Streets in 1915 


Elks Club on Quarrier &  McFarland Streets

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Beautiful photo of the Charlesron Police Dept in 1917.  Likely taken at the old city hall.


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Charleston Police 1934

Charleston Police Force in 1934

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This August 25, 1952 photo announces the new summer uniforms donned by the Traffic Division.

First row L-R:   E. L. Greenleaf, R. W. Spradling, Tommy Wilson and H. O. Pauley.

Second Row: George Moran, A. W. Silverman, Captain Walter Cavender, E. R. Scott, J. E. Marshall, E. D. Crockett and W. Cody Roberts.

Third row: Ben Johnson, L. B. Cullifer, Cecil Thompson and Keith Dunn.

Photos courtesy Rusty Flowers, Rick Westfall & CPD.


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