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Officer Ernest Carlyle Ricks, III | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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Ernest Carlyle Ricks, III

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 17, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 6 months

Badge # 2479

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 5/16/1989

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Officer Ernest Ricks suffered a fatal heart attack while performing a physical fitness test at the police department's academy.

Other officers immediately began to administer CPR after he collapsed. He was transported to Hadley Memorial Hospital where he passed away the following day.

Officer Ricks was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for only six months. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

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