Patrolman Andrew Hickerson, Sr.

Patrolman Andrew Hickerson, Sr.

Ville Platte Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 6, 1967

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Andrew Hickerson, Sr.

Patrolman Andrew Hickerson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier when he went to a local lounge at the intersection of Pine Street and Dr. Carver Street 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 convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison. In 1975 his request for a retrial was denied.

Patrolman Hickerson was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Ville Platte Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

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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