Ernie and Jerry Mynes
In 1988, The Centennial History of Hurricane, WV was published to commemorate the town’s 100th anniversary. In 1994, the Centennial Committee published a follow up book which included family histories which were not submitted in time for the 1988 Centennial History. This week’s selection is the 36th history from The Centennial History of Hurricane WV Continued — 1994.
THE MYNES FAMILY
Submitted by Stewart Mynes
The Mynes Family has a long history in the criminal justice system which all began here in Hurricane. Harold Mynes, Sr. and the late Mae Hedrick Mynes of Harbour Lane raised their six children in a hard working, Christian home and out of that produced three of Hurricane Police Department’s finest, Frank Mynes, Jerry Mynes and Ernie Mynes.
Jerry Mynes served as former Chief of Police of Hurricane. Ernie Mynes was a former Hurricane Police Officer and Putnam County Sheriff Department auxiliary Deputy, and Frank Mynes, (Deputy Dog), is a former Hurricane Police Officer, Constable for Putnam County and currently Putnam County Sheriff Deputy.
Frank Mynes has two sons, Patrick and Stewart who started their careers in the criminal justice system in 1989, after they both left Ft. Bragg, NC, where they were stationed as Paratroopers. Patrick moved to Brandon, FL, and gained employment with the Tampa Police Department and has since transferred to the Hillsbourgh County Sheriff Department as a Deputy Sheriff. Stewart lives on Harbour Lane and is employed at the Putnam County Sheriff Department as a Correction Officer and is a student of Criminal Justice at West Virginia State College.
All five of these officers were molded here in Hurricane and they reflect the Christian morals and values of the people in Hurricane.