shooting. After shooting Detective Lynn, Vicks ran
into a group of homes. A group of citizens surrounded the homes and
burned three down before flushing Vicks out. As he came out he was shot
and killed in a fusillade of bullets fired by the citizens.
On December 25, 1926, City Detective Homer
C. Nuckolls was shot and killed by Perry Dean at Dean's home
at 14th & Hazel. Perry Dean was then shot and killed by Patrolman
J. B. Middlebrooks.
Early Pine Bluff Black Policemen: Gabe D. Walt and
Johnny Wilson - C. 1909
On March 4, 1985, Motor Officer John R. Fallis,
age 26, a member of the Pine Bluff Police Department since November
1982 was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on his way to answer
disturbance call in the 700 block of Walnut.
As he radioed to dispatch the driver of the vehicle
exited and opened fire with a handgun, striking Patrolman Fallis in
the arm and chest. The suspect fled the state but was apprehended and
returned. He was convicted of Patrolman Fallis' murder and sentenced
to life without parole.