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

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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

Incident Date: 12/6/1994

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: 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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John 10: 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again; this charge I have received from my Father."

Hard to believe it will be 20 years this year

Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan
Wythe County Sheriff's Office
February 4, 2014

 

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