Father Speaks about Son's Death
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Green Bay-- Seven months have passed since 43-year-old Thomas Wick was found shot-to-death in the basement of his Howard home. On Wednesday, for the first time, Wick's father spoke out about losing his son and bringing a killer to justice.
Days are still dark for Donald Wick. "One thing that has gone away in seven months, is the rage," the 83-year-old father said. A broken heart from losing a child, remains. "Tom meant an awful lot to me."
Sitting on the back patio with his daughter-in-law Leanne Wick. He's compelled to speak. "We want as much exposure, to keep the legacy of Tom with us." A legacy, which includes finding a killer and knowing, whoever did this is still free, is nerve-racking. "I'm not talking just for our lives. I'm talking for everyone. If they do it once. They will do it again," Leanne Wick said. Leanne is the wife of Donald's oldest son.
Both said, "closure" is possible, but not until an arrest."...And I will be standing there, watching them come in with handcuffs on and that will be a good day," Leanne Wick said.
Brown County investigators are still searching as family members plan a weekend event to honor Thomas Wick. The Wick family is dedicating a park bench in Thomas' honor this Saturday at Wayne Williams Conservation Area in Howard.