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.

W.T. Wise


Length of Service:
One year and six months

Date of Injury:
October 2, 1884

Date of Death:
October 2, 1884

Sarepta, Mississippi

Detective W.T. Wise was a Fort Worth Deputy City Marshal. In September of 1884, he went to Mississippi in pursuit of two wanted murderers. He caught up with them outside of Oxford Mississippi near the village of Sarepta. Detective Wise was ambushed and killed and then buried in a shallow grave. A search party found his grave the following day and gave him a decent burial in the Sarepta cemetery.

Wise’s killer, Dock Bishop was eventually captured and tried for the crime. He was convicted and sentenced to death. He was executed July 3, 1886, in Calhoun County Mississippi. The rope used to hang Bishop was given to Detective Wise’s widow, Dora Wise.

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