Cornwell acceded to this demand for days later, on condition that sufficient deputies be appointed to maintain order. Now  it is somewhere between 6 billion miles a year and is still going up at a rapid rate. The Commissioner and Asst. Hardly had the troops dispersed when a deputy sheriff was killed at Ronda, and rumors circulated that hundreds of miners from the north shore of the Kanawha River were planning to cross over and join their comrades along the creeks.
While conducting the research, I was struck by the scarcity of published materials focused on state police in general, and the WVSP in particular. This made it possible to locate a post in each of the state's 55 counties for the first time in history. Still the members were subject to constant criticism for not accomplishing more.
He had repeatedly warned of a radical plot to overthrow the United States Government, to be launched on May Day
Raymond W. The department was assigned responsibility for administering the permit program. Criminal Activity State troopers were also fighting another distressing set of statistics, those evidencing a steady rise in criminal activity since World War II.
He made it clear to the UMWA leaders that unless the terms were accepted, "the idle [strikers] and troublemakers" would be deported from the strike zone. The division kept records on traffic accidents, injuries and deaths; coordinated accident prevention programs; conducted research and planning; and maintained a speaker's bureau staffed with safety education officers.
Communications The vital command and information link was making significant progress. A force of special deputies was to be organized in each county, with appointments to expire on the signing of the treaty of peace with the Central Powers.
At times, it may have performed in a repressive manner, but this simply reflected the tenor of the times and military discipline and experience of its members. Operators, calling for an "anti-Red" campaign, began hiring armed guards.