Deputy Clifford Ernest Dicker

Deputy Clifford Ernest Dicker

Wythe County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 6, 1994

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Clifford Ernest Dicker

Deputy Clifford Dicker was shot and killed by a juvenile suspect he was serving papers on.

As Deputy Dicker entered the residence the 15-year-old suspect shot him in the face with a .22 caliber rifle, wounding him. The suspect then took Deputy Dicker's service weapon and shot him in the head a second time, killing him.

The subject was arrested a short time later and tried as an adult. He plead no contest to Deputy Dicker's murder, and was sentenced to 42 years in prison.

Deputy Dicker was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Wythe County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, two step-daughters and two grandchildren.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 304
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 42 years

juvenile offender, warrant

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We are biking the Trail and came across the memorial. We have read about his life and are moved by a son’s remarks. So blessed to learn that he was a Christ follower and that his family knows the peace and hope for the brightest tomorrow yet to come, the reunion of the family of God!

Sanderson family

August 12, 2020

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