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Bob Ricks Bio, Today, Age, Wife, Waco FBI Officer In Charge

Waco: American Apocalypse, a three-part documentary TV series, premiered on Netflix on March 22, 2023. It explores the Waco siege in 1993, which was the largest gunfight on US soil since the Civil War, between the US federal government and the Branch Davidians, led by David Koresh. Bob Ricks was the FBI Assistant Agent when all that horrific incident happened. He appears in the new Netflix documentary mini-series to help viewers understand what really happened in 1993. (Clonazepam)

Without wasting any time, let’s quickly learn about Bob’s career at the FBI, what is he doing now, and more in the wiki article below.

Netflix’s American Apocalypse: Meet Bob Ricks, Waco FBI Officer In Charge

What happened in 1993 was a terrible mistake made by both sides–US Federal Government and the Branch Davidians. It resulted in the deaths of 86 people–4 agents and 82 religious cult members, including 28 children.

Bob’s career in law enforcement career began in 1969. He spent a total of 26 years in the FBI. In his 26 years of time at the FBI, Bob served the institution in different roles: be it Inspector, Agent, Assistant Agent in Charge, Special Agent in Charge, or Deputy Assistant Director. However, he is most remembered for his handling of several high-profile cases, one of which was the 1993 Waco Siege.

Still today, Bob maintains his belief the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, was neither insane nor psychotic. “Probably the best description of him is a master manipulator. Did he believe he was Christ? I think it was to his benefit to believe that,” Bob told in an interview.

As for the fire that ended the whole siege by burning down the whole community of the Branch Davidians’, Bob says that the FBI did not start any fires. “There have been multiple independent investigations, and they know that we did not do that. If you believed your government was that vile and corrupt — I mean, how could you even support a government of that nature?” Bob told.

The then-FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge appears in all three episodes of Waco: American Apocalypse. Over the years, Bob has also appeared in other various TV series, including Oklahoma City (2017), Crimes of the Century (2013), The Secret Rulers of the World (2001), and Unsolved Mysteries (1991-1995).

Where Is Bob Ricks Today?

In 2003, Bob Ricks was appointed as Chief of the Edmond Police Department. After serving the institution for 13 years, Bob stepped down as chief of Police, effective February 3, 2017.

Bob was then appointed Interim Director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in 2018, however, it seems like he has already moved on to lead a peaceful life.

It should be noted that the retired Bob is still an active member of Henderson Hills Baptist Church, Edmond Rotary, and a former board member of WINGS, an organization dedicated to building a community for adults with special needs. He is also a council member of CLEET, a Life Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a member of IACP’s Homeland Security Committee, and a former Chairman of the Metro Area Chiefs’ Association.

Bob Ricks Career

Bob had a keen interest in the world of law as a child. When he grew up, he worked hard to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University (1962-1967). Later, he also pursued his Juris Doctorate degree from the renowned law school of Baylor University.

In 1969, Bob’s career in law enforcement began as he became a part of the FBI for Oklahoma. He was also the initial Incident Commander of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

Bob’s incredible time at the FBI ended in 1995. The same year, he was appointed Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and Cabinet Secretary for Safety and Security. In February 2002, then-Governor Frank Keating appointed Bob as Director of Homeland Security for the State of Oklahoma.

From October 20, 2003, to February 3, 2017, Bob also held the position of Chief of Police in Edmond. Upon his retirement, Bob told, “It has been a privilege to work with the finest men and women in law enforcement. At this time, I feel it’s best to let someone else take the reins in leading this wonderful department.”

Recognizing his incredible contributions to the state and the country, Bob was inducted into the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame in 2011.

Is Bob Ricks On Facebook?

Bob is on Facebook with his usual name. He had 307 friends on the platform as of March 29, 2023.

Bob Ricks Age

Born in 1994, Bob’s age was 78 at the time of this writing.

Bob Ricks Wife

Bob Ricks’ wife is Janis Ricks. Janis, who turned 63 in 2023. As per her Facebook, she went to South Carroll Senior High School and studied Accounting at Catonsville Community College. She is the former owner of several Auntie Anne’s Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels stores. From February 1999 to July 2001, Janis also served the State Tourism and Recreation Commission of Oklahoma.

Bob and Janis are parents to two children. One of them is Bob A Ricks, 53. According to Bob’s Facebook handle, he studied Sociology/Psychology at Texas Tech University. Currently, he serves Schechter as its Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.

Bob A’s wife is Shawndra D Ricks, who is a preschool teacher at All Saints Episcopal School. The couple has 3 sons. Two of them are Brock and Bo Ricks.

Related FAQs

  • Where Is Bob Ricks From?

Originally from Houston, Texas, Bob spent most of his career in Oklahoma. He still resides in Edmond, Oklahoma.

  • When Is Bob Ricks Birthday?

As per, Bob celebrates his birthday in the month of October every year.

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