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Sergeant John Robert Vicha | Waco Police Department, Texas Waco Police Department, Texas


John Robert Vicha

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 29, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted or murder

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Sergeant John Vicha was shot and killed while attempting to stop his brother-in-law from murdering his family. Sergeant Vicha's parents were also killed in the incident.

The suspect was sentenced to death, but the sentence was overturned by an appeals court and remanded for a new sentencing hearing.

Sergeant Vicha had served with the Waco Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his two children and sister.

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I remember you as a dedicated officer and a great man. We had many laughs and good times at Waco PD as well as other settings. You are greatly missed.

Julie (Congelli) Dixon
August 29, 2016


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