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Special Police Officer George Edward Hicks | Miami Police Department, Arizona Miami Police Department, Arizona

Special Police Officer

George Edward Hicks

Miami Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, January 1, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Special Police Officer George Hicks was shot and killed while attempting eject a drunk man from a public dance at the Elks Plaza, that was located at 3038 Altarest Avenue.

As Officer Hicks struggled with the subject, the man's brother approached from behind and grabbed Officer Hicks' .45 caliber service weapon from its holster. The brother then shot Officer Hicks in the chest, killing him and wounding two others.

The two brothers fled the dance hall but were arrested. The man Officer Hicks was attempting to eject was sentenced to six months in jail for disorderly conduct. The brother who shot Officer Hicks plead guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Hicks was survived by his wife, three children, and mother.

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Belatedly, we are thankful for the service of Officer George Hicks. Rest in peace.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
September 8, 2017

 

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