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

Police Officer John 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 five 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 Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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I want to thank everyone for the kind words to my Great Grandfather John Perry Wyrick (aka) Perry Wyrick. Thank you Officer Aaron Smith and everyone involved in finding so much information about him.
Sincerely, his Great Granddaughter Alycia Vasquez

Alycia Y Vasquez
Great Granddaughter

April 13, 2020

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