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Charleston Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

 

Charleston Police Memorial

Washington Street West & Pennsylvania Avenue South

Project Chairman - Warren G. McGinnis (retired)

Patrolman Jerry Jones

October 24 1981 to September 13 2009

Ptl. Jones was killed, by friendly fire, during an altercation with a suspect he pursued to the Elk River area outside Charleston. The suspect was shot and died at the scene.

 

Patrolman William L. Overton

June 3, 1991 to July 13, 1994

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Ptl. Overton was killed in a car crash responding to a call.

 

Patrolman Eddie Duncan
March 6, 1978 to June 26, 1981

Lieutenant Delbert Roush, Sr.
July 15, 1948 to June 26, 1981

Lt. Roush and Ptl. Duncan were shot and killed during a traffic stop. The suspect was arrested and is currently serving two life sentences.

 

 

Patrolman Flemen Anderson
Charleston Police Department, WV
EOW: Monday, August 30, 1920
Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Constable Walter E. Blake
Charleston Police Department, WV
EOW: Sunday, October 28, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Patrolman Dayton Foster
Charleston Police Department, WV
EOW: Saturday, May 23, 1931
Cause of Death: Fall

 

Patrolman Raymond Leslie Munson
Charleston Police Department, WV
EOW: Tuesday, December 10, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

William Akers - 1946

 

 

 

Patrolman William Jefferson "Slick" Smith
Charleston Police Department, WV
EOW: Wednesday, September 29, 1948
Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Emmit Thompson - 1955

 

 

 

Patrolman Eddie Ray Duncan
Charleston Police Department, WV
EOW: Friday, June 26, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Lieutenant Delbert Junior Roush Sr.
Charleston Police Department, WV
EOW: Friday, June 26, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire

 

Patrolman William Lee Overton Jr.
Charleston Police Department, WV
EOW: Wednesday, July 13, 1994
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

 

Patrolman Jerry Jones
Charleston Police Department, WV
EOW: Sunday, September 13, 2009
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)