Sergeant John Robert Vicha

Sergeant John Robert Vicha

Waco Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 29, 1989

John Robert Vicha

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.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted or murder

domestic, off duty

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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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