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Policeman John Volberg Wicks | Los Angeles Police Department, California Los Angeles Police Department, California


John Volberg Wicks

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 23, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/22/1927

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Policeman Wicks succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day. He had responded to a domestic disturbance call in which a man had assaulted his wife and son. When he arrived at the scene, the man shot him twice in the abdomen. Despite being mortally wounded, Policeman Wicks returned fire and killed the suspect.

Policeman Wicks had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 3 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Officer Wicks,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles.


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March 23, 2017


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