This page is dedicated to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving to protect the citizens of Ferris Texas.



Patrolman Harry Marvin (Marty) Steinfeldt III

End of Watch: Sunday, October 6, 2002

Biographical Info
Age: 28
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: 214

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, October 6, 2002
Weapon Used: Shotgun
Suspect Info: Sentenced to death

Patrolman Harry "Marty" Steinfeldt was shot and killed while responding to a fight at a gas station at Fifth Street and I-45.
Prior to Patrolman Steinfeldt's arrival, one of the men had shot and killed another man with a shotgun. Patrolman Steinfeldt was shot when he arrived on the scene. The suspect was also shot and wounded and taken into custody. Patrolman Steinfeldt was transported to the Methodist Medical Center in Dallas where he succumbed to his wounds.
The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Steinfeldt's murder and sentenced to death.
Patrolman Steinfeldt was a U.S. Army veteran and had been with the 12-person agency for two years. He is survived by his expectant wife.


Constable James Ben Wicker

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 10, 1962

Biographical Info
Age: 65
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, September 22, 1962
Weapon Used: Handgun; Pistol
Suspect Info: Executed in 1964

Constable Wicker succumbed to gunshot wounds received three weeks earlier when he was shot after responding to a shots fired call at a cafe in Ferris, Texas. Constable Wicker was searching several men when one of them suddenly pulled a handgun and opened fire, striking Constable Wicker several times before he had a chance to draw his own weapon. The suspect was apprehended, sentenced to death, and executed on March 11, 1964.

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