Bill W. Adkins, West Virginia State Trooper. he is standing by one of the first "Blue and Gold" state police cars for the 1963 West Virginia Centennial. It was blue and gold due to 1963 being the centennial year for West Virginia. They have been blue and gold ever since. That's the Teays Valley exit on I-64 before the interstate was open. Bill W. Atkins Son Bill Douglas Adkins would join the West Virginia State Police, Retire then go on to be Chief Of Police in Williamstown West Virginia and later retire from Williamstown