Officer Howard Kenton Hicks

Officer Howard Kenton Hicks

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 23, 1972

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Howard Kenton Hicks

Officer Howard Hicks succumbed to gunshot wounds received four years earlier when he stopped a man for DUI.

He was off duty when he observed the suspected DUI driver. When the man stopped in a parking lot Officer Hicks approached him, showed his badge, and told the man he was under arrest. The man pulled out a gun and shot Officer Hicks in the neck, causing paralysis. Officer Hicks was able to identify the shooter and he was sentenced to 25 years for assault to murder a police officer.

Officer Hicks remained a quadriplegic until his death four years later. He had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 2374

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, October 18, 1968
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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You're never forgotten. Thank you always for your service to the citizens of Dallas. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

June 24, 2017

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