Dep. Burtice Wickstrum
Died in the line of duty 1/8/1951

Deputy Wickstrum died of injuries suffered in a late night collision at the intersection of Third Avenue and Fillmore 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 its 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.