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Sergeant Wayne M. Warwick | Hot Springs Police Department, Arkansas Hot Springs Police Department, Arkansas


Wayne M. Warwick

Hot Springs Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Friday, September 5, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/24/1984

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Committed suicide

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Sergeant Warwick succumbed to injuries when he was shot while making a traffic stop in front of the sheriff's department.

Unbeknownst to Sergeant Warwick, the suspect was on his way to murder his girlfriend at the time. During the traffic stop the suspect opened fire on him with a .45 caliber handgun, striking him in the leg and groin. After shooting Sergeant Warwick the suspect ran to a nearby hotel where he shot and killed innocent bystanders before committing suicide.

He was paralyzed until he succumbed his injuries two years later.

Sergeant Warwick had served with the Hot Springs Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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32 years ago today I lost my husband, Thomas Altringer, in the same incident in which Sgt Warwick was wounded. Rest in Paradise, Sgt Warwick! Thank you for your service

Lynette Altringer Block
Widow of Thomas Altringer
July 25, 2016


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