Patrolman Andrew Hickerson

Patrolman Andrew Hickerson

Ville Platte Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 6, 1967

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Andrew Hickerson

Patrolman Andrew Hickerson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier when he went to a local lounge with a deputy sheriff to arrest a man on a warrant. The suspect resisted arrest, drew a revolver, and shot Patrolman Hickerson twice in the face and once in the chest.

Patrolman Hickerson was transported to a local hospital where he died two days later.

The suspect was charged with first degree murder. On October 23, 1967, he was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to prison. In 1975 his request for a retrial was denied.

Patrolman Hickerson had served with the agency for 5 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 4, 1967
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 6, 2020

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