Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

Marvin Elton Wills


Length of Service:
Five Years

Date of Injury:
December 25, 1955

Date of Death:
December 25, 1955

Location of Incident:
6400 Waverly Way

Rose Hill Cemetery

Officer Marvin E. Wills had worked in the patrol division, vice section and was assigned to the warrant section where he was working at the time of his death. Officer Wills was working off-duty at the Western Hills Hotel on Christmas night, 1955. Something got the attention of Officer Wills, and he left the hotel, walking 200 yards south to a vacant lot. Officer Wills became involved in an altercation and was bitten on both hands and arms, was struck twice on the head, and was shot four times with his own pistol. A witness had reported two cars parked on the vacant lot just prior to the murder. Why Officer Wills went to the vacant lot was never determined. The killers were never captured and Officer Wills’ pistol was never recovered.

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