Policeman John Volberg Wicks

Policeman John Volberg Wicks

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, March 23, 1927

John Volberg Wicks

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.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 22, 1927
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 23, 2017

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