Constable William Emory Hicks

Constable William Emory Hicks

Harris County Constable's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 14, 1923

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William Emory Hicks

Constable William Hicks was shot and killed by a federal prohibition agent in a case of mistaken identity.

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
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Incident Details

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

mistaken identity

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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