Deputy Burtice W. Wickstrum

January 8, 1951
Deputy Wickstrum died of injuries suffered in a late night collision at the intersection of Third Avenue and Filmore Street. He and Deputy C.H. Russell were rushing to a reported sighting of a wanted killer when the accident occurred. Wickstrum was thrown from the patrol car and run over by it’s rear wheels after it struck a tree. Deputy Russell escaped injury; the other driver recovered; and the reported sighting proved to be the wrong man.