Police Officer Clayton Wayne Hicks, Jr.

Police Officer Clayton Wayne Hicks, Jr.

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, November 14, 2000

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Clayton Wayne Hicks, Jr.

Officer Scooby Hicks was shot and killed while off duty after being recognized as a police officer.

Officer Hicks had attended a party at a friend's house. A partygoer recognized him as an officer who had almost arrested her for a domestic violence charge several weeks earlier. The woman's boyfriend then started arguing with Officer Hicks, pulled out a handgun, and shot him. Officer Hicks was armed but did not fire his weapon. The two suspects were arrested later in the day.

Officer Hicks' killer was found guilty of reckless homicide and sentenced to 42 months in prison.

Officer Hicks had served with the Memphis Police Department for three years. He is survived by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 42 months

off-duty, retaliation

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Scooby was like a brother to me and an Uncle to my daughters. I miss you terribly my brother.

Michael Soos MSsgt (Ret)
United States Air Force

August 27, 2022

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