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Chief of Police Jerry E. Hicks, Sr. | Leadwood Police Department, Missouri Leadwood Police Department, Missouri

Chief of Police

Jerry E. Hicks, Sr.

Leadwood Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 69

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 701

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 11/29/2011

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Chief of Police Jerry Hicks succumbed to injuries sustained six days earlier when his patrol car collided with a tree at the intersection of Route 8 and Railroad Road, in Washington County, at about 6:30 am.

He was driving to the Potosi Correctional Center to pickup an inmate work crew when the vehicle slid on a patch of ice on a highway bridge, causing it to leave the roadway. The vehicle collided with the tree on the passenger side.

Chief Hicks was flown to a hospital in Creve Couer, where he remained unconscious until succumbing to severe head injuries.

Chief Hicks was a U.S. Army Reserves and U.S. Navy veteran and had served in law enforcement for 25 years. Prior to joining the Leadwood Police Department, he had served with the St. Francois County Sheriff's Office, Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff's Office, and the Elvins Police Department. He is survived by his two adult children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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Rest in Peace Chief Hicks,
May you be resting with our Father in heaven. You were a hero! God Bless you and your family.

Linda Merrick
Florida Citizen
December 4, 2012


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