While working, in rural WV, i found a .40 pistol laying along side the road today. The gun was laying 1 foot off the pavement. Pulled over and checked to see if it was loaded. It had a full magazine, empty chamber, and the safety was on. I was in an area with ZERO cell phone coverage, and wouldnt have any for the next several hours. I removed the magazine and put the gun in my truck's lockbox. When I got back to town I stopped at the State Police barracks, and handed it over to them.