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Deputy Clifford Ernest Dicker | Wythe County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Wythe County Sheriff's Office, Virginia


Clifford Ernest Dicker

Wythe County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 6, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 304

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 42 years

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Deputy Clifford Dicker was shot and killed by a juvenile suspect he was serving papers on.

As Deputy Dicker entered the residence the 15-year-old suspect shot him in the face with a .22 caliber rifle, wounding him. The suspect then took Deputy Dicker's service weapon and shot him in the head a second time, killing him.

The suspect, a 15 year old male, was arrested a short time later, and tried as an adult. He pled No Contest, and was sentenced to 42 years in prison.

Deputy Dicker had served with the agency for 14 years and had previously served with the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, two step-daughters and two grandchildren.

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Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you terribly. Today marks 21 years that we lost you and the pain is no less today that it was on the first day. Words can't express how I feel, nothing can, just know that I still cry, sometimes happy tears, when remembering you, and sometimes sad tears thinking of all the new family members that never got the chance to meet you but knowing how much you would have loved each and every one of them. Love you so much!

Today I took a walk down the paths of long ago
I stirred the memories, sad and sweet
Just wanted you to know
You may be gone but we won't forget
We'll only love you more
Until at last we walk again
Along the golden shore.

December 6, 2015


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