Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Clifford Ernest Dicker

Wythe County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 6, 1994

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Reflections for Deputy Clifford Ernest Dicker

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

I just got an email from Lisa A. Bowen (Victim Services Coordinator for VA parole board). Here is the good news:

The offender received a NOT GRANT decision today. He was denied parole.
Lisa

Blessings to the family, friends and colleagues of HERO Deputy Clifford Ernest Dicker

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

August 11, 2020

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 2, 2020

No parole letter sent. May the family always have peace though God’s loving and calming hand.

Retired Sgt.
Metro/Nashville Police Dept.

July 1, 2020

God bless the peacekeepers...

Ofc. Jim Surd
Indiana University Police Department

July 1, 2020

Proudly emailed my NO PAROLE letter on behalf of HERO Deputy Clifford Ernest Dicker.

To Deputy Dicker: Thank You again for your service and sacrifice. There are many years of reflections on here. Just reminders that you are Not and Never will be forgotten.

God Bless You All

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

June 19, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Dicker.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2020

John 15.13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Dad was a man that was known by many as a friend.

Twenty-five years ago, today, that friendship was memorialized in his final earthly moment.

But, the end does not tell the entire story.

He laid down his life to God, giving his heart to Christ 20 years earlier. Faithfully serving in local church ministries, he was a friend of God.

He laid down his life for his family, in marriage from 1958 to 1987 to mom till her passing; and then 1988 to 1994 to Sue. Providing for the physical, emotional and instructional needs of three children and two step-children. He was a friend to his family.

He laid down his life for his country, retiring after 20 years of service, which encompassed the entire Viet Nam era. He was a friend to America.

He laid down his life for his community, serving 14 years with the Wythe County Sheriff's Office, until that fateful day.

Yes, on Dec 6, 1994, Dad gave the ultimate sacrifice. But that moment was only a culmination of a lifetime of being a Friend to everyone he came in contact with.

We love him and miss him and look forward to the day we are reunited with him.

Thank you to all our friends for your prayers!

Brent
Son

December 6, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Dicker,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF-especially during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 6, 2019

Many thanks for your service in our nation's law enforcement. I hope my no parole letter makes a difference.

Anonymous
Civilian

October 1, 2018

Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter this morning, as I did in July 2017. I will continue to mail them, for as long as necessary, to keep this Killer behind bars! To the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Dicker: I am so very sorry that you have to keep reliving your pain with each parole board hearing. Deputy Dicker: You are not forgotten! God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

August 28, 2018

I was with the Wytheville Police Department and remember Cliff well. Its been 21 years ago that I left the Police Department and will never forget you, rest in peace Cliff and thank you for your service and dedication my friend, and I concur with the above reflection!

Glenn Gibson

June 8, 2018

Knowing the history of parole in VA, I know there is virtually no chance your killer we be granted parole. It is unfortunate that they let him plead down to murder 2. I looked him up in the DOC and it says he has a release date of 2020. He was supposed to be freed a few years earlier but that was extended for poor behavior. While I do have sympathy for someone with a terrible childhood, I don't think he should get out at an age when can still harm others. Christopher wheeler will be about 41-42 years old when released. I feel it is only fair that he be imprisoned at least until he is 57, the same age when you died.

Citizen

July 28, 2017

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you terribly. Today marks 21 years that we lost you and the pain is no less today that it was on the first day. Words can't express how I feel, nothing can, just know that I still cry, sometimes happy tears, when remembering you, and sometimes sad tears thinking of all the new family members that never got the chance to meet you but knowing how much you would have loved each and every one of them. Love you so much!

Today I took a walk down the paths of long ago
I stirred the memories, sad and sweet
Just wanted you to know
You may be gone but we won't forget
We'll only love you more
Until at last we walk again
Along the golden shore.

Jennifer
Step-Daughter

December 6, 2015

When a police officer falls in the line of duty, a part of every officer dies with him or her. I am a corrections officer and it pains me that someone can take the life of a person sworn to protect them. My heart grieves for every fallen officer all across this great nation. Deputy Cliffard Dicker, I never knew you personally, but you were, and will always be my brother. R.I.P

Ssgt Brian Pendleton
Delaware Department of Corrections

August 18, 2015

Any person who will kill a Law Enforcement Officer should never see a free light of day. They should spend the rest of their lifes in prison if not put to death. If they kill one of use they can and most likey will kill again. Funny how most prisoners find God in prison, but leave God in prison when they get out. I lost a good friend because a man who had already killed twice was let out on parol and killed my firend for money for drugs. After the second trail for murder I transported him back to prison and his words where "They should not have ever let me out, I'm home"!

Lt. Lee Whitesides CID
Davie County Sheriff's Office

August 17, 2015

The feeling that we have whenever an officer is killed in the line of duty is the same in every respectable nation. In the end there is good and bad, it is as simple as that. It is the good that want to protect us from the bad. From the very fact that they fight the bad it comes that sometimes the good lay down their lives. It is so important to never forget that they did that for us. They did not just serve their county, they served a state, a nation, a world. Because the fight against evil to protect the good is universal. That is why I'm leaving this message, joining in thoughts from far across the Atlantic Ocean. From Europe, where the same kind of people are remembered as the good. Forever. Supporting family and other loved ones in their remembrance. RIP officer Dicker.

1st ltnt (res) Roland Bakker
Royal Dutch Armed Forces

August 15, 2015

R.I.P. Brother.

Inv. Bowman
Dare Co. Sheriff's Office, NC

June 26, 2015

Rest in peace brother. My No Parole letter is going out today. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Dicker during this time of re-opening a would that never completely heals.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

June 26, 2015

I am sitting here putting together information to use in our letter writing campaign to keep your killer behind bars. One thing I always do when I do these notices is read all the reflections left by your friends and family. Your daughter Carla like me on daddy's page keeps coming back to talk to you. It's all that love you poured on us coming back to you one pen stroke at a time one thing that stands out in every reflection left by your children and grandchildren was that in your family there was so much love there Yours was a large family but There never was never a shortage of love.

Police Survivor, Angela Williams
Daughter of Police Chief Andrew Williams

June 16, 2015

John 10: 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I may take it again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again; this charge I have received from my Father."

Hard to believe it will be 20 years this year

Chief Deputy Keith Dunagan
Wythe County Sheriff's Office

February 4, 2014

Although it has been 19 years ago that you finished your last watch, your sacrifice has not been forgotten. RIP Brother.

SPO
Salem PD

December 6, 2013

Dad, it's hard to believe that it has been 19 years since you were taken from us. I love and miss you every single day. I will always be a better person because you loved me.

Karla Turman
Daughter

December 6, 2013

Deputy Dicker,
I did not know you however I saw a monument erected in your memory along the New River Trail State Park near Austinville. I was compelled to learn more about you. Rest in peace and know that you have not been forgotten

Detective Dan Cunius
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

November 17, 2013

I was close to this case before I retired from the Virginia State Police and was close and worked with Deputy Clifford Ernest Dicker for years. Dicker was a model Deputy with the heart as large as all of outdoors. This juvenile had been a problem for all of us in Wythe County, Va. and from my dealings with him after the incident he showed no remorse. He needs to stay in prison the rest of his life.

Lieutenant L.G. Mavredes
Deputy Chief
Pennington Gap Police Department

July 24, 2012

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