Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 month
Badge # 306
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 5/24/1999
Suspect: Not available
Officer Hickey died six days after being involved in an accident while chasing a vehicle. Officer Hickey was the passenger in the patrol car, being driven by her FTO, when they attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding and running a red light. Officer Hickey radioed dispatch to notify them of the chase but, due to an antiquated radio system, dispatch never heard the call because another officer was transmitting.
Approximately three minutes later the FTO swerved to avoid another vehicle in an intersection and struck a light pole. Officer Hickey remained in serious condition for six days before succumbing to her injuries.
Officer Hickey had served with the agency for only 1 month.