Wanted For Murder *CAPTURED*

UPDATE: Cody Stage was captured in Logan, Oklahoma, last night by the US Marshall’s Service.

WANTED FOR MURDER

Cody Ryan Stage is being sought in connection with the November 2020 murder of Donald Best in the 1400 blk of Taylor. Stage bonded out in February and is currently on the run after cutting off his ankle monitor.

Anyone with any information about Stage, or his whereabouts, should contact us immediately. Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers is also offering a $1000 reward for information leading to his arrest/board approval.

To provide a tip or information call Crime Stoppers at (940)322-9888.

Stage should be considered ARMED & DANGEROUS!

Catalytic Converter Theft is on the Rise!

Catalytic converter thefts are on the rise! Here is a useful resource you can use to help prevent these thefts. Share with your friends and family!

If you see someone underneath a vehicle acting suspicious or removing parts, please call us by calling 9-1-1 or (940)720-5000.

Buckle Up! Click It Or Ticket May 24-June 6

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make is to buckle up.

As you head out around the Memorial Day holiday, you’ll see more Texas law enforcement officers on the roads as part of the statewide Click It or Ticket campaign.

This year’s campaign, running May 24 – June 6, reminds drivers and their passengers of the importance of buckling and the legal consequences – including fines – for not wearing a seat belt.

Be safe!!! Buckle Up!!!

Remembering Our Fallen – Day 6

Today we honor Lieutenant Walter Tommy Collins.

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.

Remembering Our Fallen – Day 5

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 Robert E. Fellows & Officer Walter E. Rappolee Jr.

End of Watch: August 22, 1968

Officer Fellows and Officer Walter Rappolee were crushed to death when a wall fell onto their patrol car. A large fire had destroyed a section of downtown Wichita Falls and the two officers were sitting in their patrol car in front of one of the damaged buildings when the wall collapsed and landed on top of the car.

Officer Fellows had served with the Wichita Falls Police Department for just over 4.5 years.

Officer Rappolee had served with the Wichita Falls Police Department for just over 2 years.

Please take a moment and join us in honoring Officer Fellows and Officer Rappolee.

Remembering Our Fallen – Day 4

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 Russell C. Scott

End of Watch: November 28, 1958

Officer Scott was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the scene of accident at the intersection of Hampstead Street and Milby Street. Another car entered the intersection and struck a disabled truck at a high rate of speed. The truck was pushed into Officer Scott, knocking him 54-feet. Officer Scott was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $25.

Officer Scott had been with the agency for only 11 months. He was survived by his wife.

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

COLD CASE MURDER ARREST MADE

On 02-21-08, 49 year old Hulan Dewayne Waldon was murdered in the 800 blk of Dallas Street. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. The case remained active but went cold as very little information was available at the time. However, WFPD Officer Casillas and WFPD Cold Case Detective John Laughlin kept examining the case and were determined to bring closure to the family.

As a result of their hard work and dedication, an in-depth investigation led to a suspect being identified and an arrest being made.

On 05-11-21, a MURDER warrant was served on Terrance Odel Reese, DOB 05-01-77, while he was in Federal Custody. Excellent work!

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.