Police Officer John Perry Wyrick

Police Officer John Perry Wyrick

Midland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 10, 1935

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John Perry Wyrick

Officer Wyrick was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a disturbance call involving two men who were fighting. When they arrived at the scene of the men opened fire, striking Officer Wyrick in the chest.

Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Wyrick was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Wyrick had served with the Midland Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, stepson, and four stepdaughters.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Wyrick,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Midland. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 10, 2015

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