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Patrolman Andrew Hickerson | Ville Platte Police Department, Louisiana Ville Platte Police Department, Louisiana

Patrolman

Andrew Hickerson

Ville Platte Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Thursday, July 6, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/4/1967

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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Patrolman Andrew Hickerson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier when he went to a local lounge with a deputy sheriff to arrest a man on a warrant. The suspect resisted arrest, drew a revolver, and shot Patrolman Hickerson twice in the face and once in the chest.

Patrolman Hickerson was transported to a local hospital where he died two days later.

The suspect was charged with first degree murder. On October 23, 1967, he was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to prison. In 1975 his request for a retrial was denied.

Patrolman Hickerson had served with the agency for 5 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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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

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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July 15, 2015

 

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