Remembering Our Fallen – Day 3

National Police Week (May 10-16, 2020) is a time where we honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives in the line of duty. Since 1890, we have lost 7 officers protecting and serving the citizens of Wichita Falls. Each day this week, we will honor our fallen.

Special Officer Robert Franklin Fennell

End of Watch: March 20, 1938

Officer Carlisle succumbed to gunshot wounds received two days earlier while he and his partner tried to question a man about an aggravated robbery.Special Officer Bob Fennell died after his throat was slashed by a subject that he had ejected from a local nightclub.Earlier in the night Officer Fennell had confiscated three knives and two razors from women who were at the club. He had ejected one of the women and her escort from the club. A short time later the man returned, approached Officer Fennell from behind, and slashed his throat with a razor.Officer Fennell drew his pistol as he fell, but was unable to fire at the subject who continued towards him. The nightclub’s owner picked up Officer Fennell’s gun and shot the subject three times, killing him.Officer Fennell had been appointed a special officer by the Wichita Falls police chief several weeks earlier. He had previously served with the Burkburnett Police Department and Electra Police Department. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, two brothers, and three sisters.

Please take a moment and join us in honoring Officer Fennell.

Remembering Our Fallen – Day 2

National Police Week is a time where we honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives in the line of duty. Since 1890, we have lost 7 officers protecting and serving the citizens of Wichita Falls. Each day this week, we will honor our fallen.

Officer Charles Sleigh Carlisle

End of Watch: June 29, 1933

Officer Carlisle succumbed to gunshot wounds received two days earlier while he and his partner tried to question a man about an aggravated robbery.

The 20-year-old suspect was arrested three days later in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years. His prison job, which was a auto mechanic, allowed him to drive outside of the prison. He was killed in an automobile accident on January 20, 1939.

Please take a moment and join us in honoring Officer Carlisle.

Remerbering Our Fallen – Day 1

National Police Week is a time where we honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives in the line of duty. Since 1890, we have lost 7 officers protecting and serving the citizens of Wichita Falls. Each day this week, we will honor our fallen.

Officer Hugh Sevier Fuller

End of Watch: October 22, 1927

Around 2:00 p.m. Motorcycle Officer Hugh S. Fuller was en route to a vehicle accident at Ninth and Broad streets. Just one block from the accident scene he struck the side of a motorist making a turn in the intersection of Ninth and Bluff streets. The motorist was en route to the hospital to see his seriously ill wife. He accompanied the injured officer to the hospital. Officer Fuller died one hour later at 3:00 p.m. at Wichita Falls Clinic Hospital. Fuller had been a night patrolman and had transferred to the motorcycle unit several weeks earlier. He had been well known motorcycle racer since he was a teenager and had won many awards. Fuller’s wrecked motorcycle was placed in the lobby of the police station for many years.

Officer Fuller was survived by his wife, Sallie, and his parents. They had a daughter born on August 5, 1927 who died two days later. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls.

Please take a moment and join us in honoring Officer Fuller.

Arrest Made in Early Morning Murder

UPDATE:

An arrest has been made in this case. The arrested subject has been identified as Randy Dale Russell. Russell is currently being held in the Wichita County Jail on the following charge: Murder.

Great job by our officers and investigators!

Original Post:

On 4-22-21, at 0036 hrs., Officers responded to 5910 Kemp Street. Chadrick Russell was found with a serious wound to his chest. He was transported to URHC where he was pronounced dead at 0219 hours. The case is being investigated as a murder.

FY 2021 2nd Quarter Comprehensive STEP Stat Totals

The largest portion of traffic safety funding from TxDOT is used for the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) projects, which pay for overtime activities by local law enforcement to reduce the incidence of speeding, driving while intoxicated, failure to use occupant restraint systems, distracted driving (cell phones), and intersection traffic control violations. Organizations eligible for STEP funds include the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS), Sheriff’s Offices, Constable’s Offices, and local Police Departments.

The Wichita Falls Police Department has finalized the 2nd Quarter as provided below.

2nd Quarter FY 2021 (January 1st thru March 31st) TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stats:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 26

Child Safety Seats – 0

Intersection Violations – 12

Speeding – 418

Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 1

Non-Hazardous Violations – 41

Warnings – 121

Arrests – 0

Vehicles Impounded – 3

Hours Worked – 250

Miles Driven – 2179

FY 2021 TxDOT Comprehensive STEP Grant Stat Totals to Date:

Adult Seatbelt Citations – 38

Child Safety Seats – 0

Intersection Violations – 29

Speeding – 761

Distracted Driving (Cell Phones) – 1

Non-Hazardous Violations – 104

Warnings – 215

Arrests – 0

Vehicles Impounded – 6

Hours Worked – 465

Miles Driven – 3835

National Telecommunicators Week 2021

WFPD Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week!

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our dispatchers for their hard work and dedication to our community.

We appreciate you more than you know and your service does not go unrecognized.

Thank you for being our lifeline and always providing an attentive ear and a caring heart to our citizens.

We are grateful for the work that you do everyday!

Join us in honoring our heroes!

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Remembering Our Fallen

Special Officer Robert Franklin Fennell

End of Watch: March 20, 1938

Officer Carlisle succumbed to gunshot wounds received two days earlier while he and his partner tried to question a man about an aggravated robbery.

Special Officer Bob Fennell died after his throat was slashed by a subject that he had ejected from a local nightclub.Earlier in the night Officer Fennell had confiscated three knives and two razors from women who were at the club. He had ejected one of the women and her escort from the club. A short time later the man returned, approached Officer Fennell from behind, and slashed his throat with a razor.

Officer Fennell drew his pistol as he fell, but was unable to fire at the subject who continued towards him. The nightclub’s owner picked up Officer Fennell’s gun and shot the subject three times, killing him.

Officer Fennell had been appointed a special officer by the Wichita Falls police chief several weeks earlier. He had previously served with the Burkburnett Police Department and Electra Police Department.

He was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, two brothers, and three sisters.

Please take a moment and join us in honoring Officer Fennell.

Injury to a Child Arrest Made

Jacob Lopez, age 33, was arrested following the service of an evidentiary search warrant in the 1300 blk of N. 9th. The warrant was the result of an WFPD/CPS investigation into allegations that Lopez had used a BB gun on several children at that location.

Lopez was taken into custody and booked into the Wichita County Jail on charges of Injury to a Child.

Bond was set by a judge at $50,000. Great job by all agencies and officers involved!