Photo by Lawrence Pierce

State police officers gather at the site where Trooper L.G. Hacker was shot to death in the line of duty Thursday in Whiteoak.



Trooper L.G. Hacker of the state police Harrisville detachment was gunned down while investigating a dispute between neighbors at Whiteoak. He was the first trooper to be killed in the line of duty since 1989. Police charged Dennis Ferguson, 67, with murder. . .