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 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 been employed with the Memphis Police Department for three years.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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It’s strange, I just started thinking about you tonight Scooby. Although I left a message back in 2007, I was compelled to come back to your page. Crazy that it’s almost 19 years to the day. Clayton was not only my troop in Germany, he was a friend. He could always put a smile on your face. Scooby I just wanted to drop by and say you’ll never be forgotten. Rest easy my brother in blue.

Mark Morini
USAF 435th SPS Rhein Main

November 6, 2019

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