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4 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN WV


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John Burkett III


EOW: 01/31/2001

Deputy Burkett was killed in a head on collision, extraditing a prisoner from West Virginia.

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William G. Giacomo


EOW: 09/11/2000

Deputy Sheriff William G. Giacomo was shot and killed by a parolee who had just been arrested for a DUI violation. While processing the suspect for...

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Philip Ketchum


EOW: 12/04/1941

Guard Philip Ketchum was shot and killed by an inmate along State Route 2, south of Proctor, West Virginia. He and another Guard were transport...

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Betty Slayton


EOW: 10/09/2003

Mrs. Slayton had completed LSI-R Training for Instructions at North Bend State Park on October 9, 2003. While traveling back to the Academy located...

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