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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Officer Farris,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wallace. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 31, 2021

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