We would like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Officer Sammy Motsenbocker! Officer Motsenbocker began his career with the Wichita Falls Police Department in 1993 and retired today after 27 1/2 years of dedicated service!We wish you all the best!
Derrick Roberts and his family handmade and donated a nice piece of artwork to our communications section today. This one of a kind piece honors local law enforcement, fire fighters, and public safety dispatchers.
What a kind gesture! Thank you very much!
Meet Jacob Newton! Jacob, son of current WFPD Sgt. Paul Newton, was the recipient of this year’s WFPD Memorial Scholarship presented by the Wichita Falls Citizen Police Academy Association.
Jacob will be attending college this fall in Tennessee and studying both music and business.Congratulations Jacob! We are proud of you!
The scholarship honors the 7 WFPD officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty since 1890.
Today we honor Lieutenant Walter Tommy Collins.
On this date in 1989, he made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Lieutenant Walter Collins was shot and killed while assisting other officers respond to a call involving a man firing a .30-.30 rifle at construction workers. He and two other officers were wounded by the gunfire. Lieutenant Collins was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to three 99 years prison terms.
Lieutenant Collins had served with the Wichita Falls Police Department for 31 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and mother.
Meet Public Safety Dispatcher Lindsay Rice! Lindsay was born and raised in Wichita Falls and graduated from Rider High School. She began her career with the Wichita Falls Police Department as a dispatcher in 2011. She took a brief hiatus in 2014 to care for her son but returned in 2015.
Lindsay has a calling to serve and she enjoys helping the citizens of Wichita Falls get the help they need, when they need it. She is glad that she can be the calm voice in times of emergency or uncertainty.
When she is not at work, Lindsay enjoys playing video games with her son, fishing with her boyfriend, crafting, or taking a trip in her jeep.
Thank you, Lindsay, for your dedication and service to the City of Wichita Falls! You are a true hero!
It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of one of our former officers. Retired officer Billie Kate Collier, age 93, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2020.
Officer Billie Kate Collier began her career with the Wichita Falls Police Department in 1953 and retired in 1988 after 34 years of dedicated service.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family.
** WFPD Wayback Wednesday **
Anyone recognize these officers preparing Christmas dinners for the community?
Hint: Two of them are Police Chiefs!
UPDATE: 15 Year Old Jessy Rollins has been located in Denver, Colorado, and is safe.
A huge THANK YOU to Marcus Young & Jeremy Faries of United Express for partnering with us and providing us with 1500 FREE ICEE/drink coupons for our officers to hand out to kids in our community. We appreciate you!
Today we honor Officer Charles Sleigh Carlisle. On this date in 1933, he made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Officer Carlisle succumbed to gunshot wounds received while he and his partner tried to question a man about an aggravated robbery.