Captain Johnnie Richard Wyssbrod, Jr.

Captain Johnnie Richard Wyssbrod, Jr.

Helena Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 30, 1998

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Johnnie Richard Wyssbrod, Jr.

Captain Wyssbrod was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. He was shot with a .45 caliber handgun immediately upon entering the residence. He then stumbled outside and collapsed in the front yard of the home. His backup arrived as he was coming back out of the house. The suspect then shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide.

Captain Wyssbrod would have celebrated his 12 year anniversary with the department the day following his murder. He had been in law enforcement for approximately 20 years and is survived by his two daughters.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 5

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Thank you for your service and please know that sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 30, 2020

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