Police Officer Clayton Wayne Hicks, Jr.

Police Officer Clayton Wayne Hicks, Jr.

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, November 14, 2000

Clayton Wayne Hicks, Jr.

Officer Hicks was shot and killed while off duty after being recognized as a police officer. Officer Hicks had attended a party at a friend's house. A partygoer recognized him as an officer who had almost arrested her for a domestic violence charge several weeks earlier. The woman's boyfriend then started arguing with Officer Hicks, pulled out a handgun, and shot him. Officer Hicks was armed but did not fire his weapon. The two suspects were arrested later in the day.

Officer Hicks' killer was found guilty of reckless homicide and sentenced to 42 months in prison.

Officer Hicks had been employed with the Memphis Police Department for three years.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 42 months

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42 Months for killing a Police Officer. I cannot imagine such a weak sentence when the life of this fine Officer was cut short. Rest in peace sir, you deserved better.

Captain Mike McAllister
LCFD

November 15, 2017

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