Detective Lynn Wayne Hicks

Detective Lynn Wayne Hicks

Goodlettsville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, May 22, 1999

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Lynn Wayne Hicks

Detective Lynn Hicks was shot and killed after being ambushed at a domestic disturbance call. He had not been dispatched to the call but responded because he was in the area. After exiting his vehicle he was approaching the residence when a second suspect, who was waiting in a vehicle outside, recognized him as an officer and shot him in the head. Detective Hicks was unaware the second suspect was involved.

The suspect who shot Detective Hicks had murdered his estranged wife an hour earlier and was waiting for a friend to murder his estranged girlfriend. While the friend was in the residence the daughter had called 911. Both suspects fled after Detective Hicks was murdered but were captured several hours later and sentenced to life without parole.

Detective Hicks had been with the agency for seven years and had been in law enforcement for 14 years. He was survived by his son and daughter.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day
'Til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you
If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you
But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're we’re the one I wanted to go
Through time with
If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you
But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're we’re one I wanted to go
Through time with.

I miss you every day... you were my best friend, my cheerleader, my protector, my buddy in life and laughter. I wish I had five more minutes to tell you what you meant to me. The last words you said to me were... your not going to leave me, my response... NEVER in my wildest imagination did I think it would be the other way around and you would be taken from all of those who loved you. Rest easy dear friend, until we see each other again. Tell Bubba, Donnie, Boz, and Eric hey from all of down here.

Lisa Binkley, Retired State TN MP
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May 20, 2019

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