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West Virginia Officer Seen Shooting Possum Was "Putting it Out of Misery"

An officer with the Morgantown (WV) Police Department who was seen on a video posted to social media shooting a possum was "putting it out of its misery," after it had been hit by a car and severely injured.

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West Virginia Officer, Trooper Suffer Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Wounds

Two law enforcement officers attempting to execute a search warrant were wounded by gunfire on Thursday.

WV Police Officer Shot, Flown to Hospital for Treatment

A 25-year-old officer with the Elkins (WV) Police Department was shot with a rifle and wounded while effecting an arrest Thursday night.

Former WV Trooper Acquitted of Federal Charges in Use of Force Case

A federal judge has acquitted a former West Virginia State Police trooper in a case alleging excessive force.

West Virginia Man Who Made Threats Against Police Denied Bond

A man who is accused of making terroristic threats against the Beckley (WV) Police Department will remain in jail as he awaits trial, as a judge denied bond in a proceeding on Monday afternoon.

WV Trooper Shot Searching for Gunman, Suspect Dead

It began when Pocahontas County, WV, Sheriff J.P. Barlow was investigating a single-vehicle crash and was shot at by a man with a rifle Monday.

Former UFC Fighter Now Instructing Police Says Officers Are Heroes

Born in Brazil and now a United States Citizen, Jorge Gurgel says he is proud to help police officers in dynamic situations by providing them with some training in his own skills learned in the gym.

Anonymous Donor Gives $40,000 to West Virginia Police Department

The Wheeling (WV) Police Department has received an anonymous donation from a local company that will enable the agency to purchase video recording equipment, mobile cameras, digital cameras, and laptop computers.

West Virginia Man Accused of Battery on Officer and K-9 Partner

According to the Cabell County (WV) Sheriff's Office, a 33-year-old man is accused of battery on an officer after an altercation with an officer and his K-9 on Thursday. Bradley Allen Moore has been charged with two counts of battery on an officer and obstruction.

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West Virginia Police Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

Officers with the Beckley (WV) Police Department reportedly raised more than $6,000 for West Virginia Kids Cancer Crusaders, during a 'No Shave November' fundraiser.