Police Officer John C. Farris

Police Officer John C. Farris

Wallace Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch Thursday, January 31, 1946

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John C. Farris

Police Officer John Farris was stabbed to death after catching a suspect attempting to break into a grocery store. The suspect fled but was arrested after being shot and wounded by other officers.

The 21-year-old suspect, an escapee from the Montana State Penitentiary, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Farris had served with the Wallace Police Department for three years. He was survived by his four children.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Rest in Peace, Officer Ferris. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

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