Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Officer Presta Vickrey was shot and killed while making rounds in the downtown business district on a foggy night.
He and a night watchman came upon two subjects burglarizing the C.E. Brady men's clothing store. As they approached the men in the alley behind the store, Officer Vickrey was shot and killed. The suspects fled into the Eel River and were never apprehended.
Officer Vickrey was survived by a brother and two sisters.