Constable James Ben Wicker

Constable James Ben Wicker

Ellis County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 10, 1962

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James Ben Wicker

Constable Wicker succumbed to gunshot wounds received three weeks earlier when he was shot after responding to a shots fired call at a cafe in Ferris, Texas. Constable Wicker was searching several men when one of them suddenly pulled a handgun and opened fire, striking Constable Wicker several times before he had a chance to draw his own weapon. The suspect was apprehended, sentenced to death, and executed on March 11, 1964.
Constable Wicker was a retired Dallas police officer.


  • Age 65
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 22, 1962
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Executed in 1964

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Constable Wicker,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ellis County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 10, 2022

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