Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Constable James Ben Wicker

Ellis County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 10, 1962

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Reflections for Constable James Ben Wicker

The City of Ferris Police Department displays Ben Wicker's portrait in an honored place in the lobby of the Police Department Headquarters building. A number of honorable elderly residents of Ferris Texas still recall Ben Wicker and they remember him in a very positive way. Ben Wicker often worked alone with no one to assist him. Much of the time, Ben Wicker was the only law enforcement officer available to Ferris area residents. He was obviously very popular with the community, and obviously missed by many.

Investigator Walter "Gator" Weiss
Ferris Police Department

October 6, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I am glad justice was carried out in your case, and that your family didn't have to wait for decades to witness it.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 10, 2011

Ben was my friend & buddy. We hunted together & he taught me how to shoot a pistol. He was a national pistol champ for the Dallas Police Dept., as the awards on his uniform attest. I was a freshman in high school when he was shot. My father was a witness at the execution in '64. He was truly a "character". Gone but never forgotten.

civilian John Everett
personal friend & adopted father

February 20, 2009

On the eve of the anniversary of your death, we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer is pleased that justice in your case was quickly served.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 9, 2007

Constable Wicker,
On today, the 44th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ellis County.



October 10, 2006

It was 43 years ago today that Constable James Ben Wicker gave his life in the line of duty for the citizens of Ellis County, Texas. He will always be remembered as a true American hero.
Thanks to the ODMP for helping to keep his memory alive.
May God keep safe from harm the men and women in Ellis County law enforcement.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, (Retired)

October 10, 2005

Rest in peace brother.

Police Academy Student Eric L. Alexander

October 28, 2004

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