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After Rumors of Closure, Lawmakers Work to Keep State Police Detachment in Wetzel County Open

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Wetzel County - The West Virginia State Police detachment in Hundred, West Virginia will remain open due to the work of Senate President Jeff Kessler and other lawmakers.

On Wednesday, Kessler, D-Marshall, said as soon as he began hearing rumors that the Hundred State Police detachment in Wetzel County was going to be closed, the local legislative team went to work to make sure that didn’t happen. “Assuring that the Hundred State Police detachment will remain open is great news for the people it serves,” says Kessler.  “This detachment serves folks in a rural, four county area and its closing would have had a big impact on those residents.”

Kessler said Senate President Pro Tempore Larry Edgell (D-Wetzel) and Delegate Dave Pethtel (D-Wetzel) worked alongside him and were instrumental in helping to keep the detachment open.

“This detachment is an important part of the community,” says Edgell.  “After a thorough investigation and consultation with the Governor’s office, our efforts proved successful in keeping the detachment open.”

The detachment serves residents in parts of Marshall, Wetzel, Marion and Monongalia Counties.

“We believe closing the detachment would have greatly compromised the welfare and safety of the people of Hundred and surrounding areas,” said Pethtel.

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