Type of Officer: Detention Officer
Jurisdiction: Seward County
Death Date: 1/13/2006
Added to Memorial: 2006
Circumstances of death: Automobile Accident
Detention Officer Cory A. Ricks was transporting a young prisoner from the Finney County Detention Center in Garden City back to Liberal. Ricks failed to stop for a gravel truck that had stopped in the highway, waiting to make a left-hand turn off of US 83 and slammed into the back of the truck. The accident resulted in his death and the death of his passenger Arielle Martinez-Eikenberry, aged 14.