Constable W. Emory Hicks

Constable W. Emory Hicks

Harris County Constable's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 14, 1923

W. Emory Hicks

Constable Hicks was shot and killed by a federal prohibition agent in a case of mistaken identify. Constable Hicks and another constable thought the two agents were bootleggers. The two federal agents also though the two constables were bootleggers. A shootout erupted and Constable Hicks was fatally wounded.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 13, 1923

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Heroes live forever, Constable Hicks, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

September 14, 2013

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