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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

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 subject was arrested a short time later and tried as an adult. He plead no contest to Deputy Dicker's murder, and was sentenced to 42 years in prison.

Deputy Dicker was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Wythe County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, two step-daughters and two grandchildren.

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Knowing the history of parole in VA, I know there is virtually no chance your killer we be granted parole. It is unfortunate that they let him plead down to murder 2. I looked him up in the DOC and it says he has a release date of 2020. He was supposed to be freed a few years earlier but that was extended for poor behavior. While I do have sympathy for someone with a terrible childhood, I don't think he should get out at an age when can still harm others. Christopher wheeler will be about 41-42 years old when released. I feel it is only fair that he be imprisoned at least until he is 57, the same age when you died.

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July 28, 2017

 

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