Deputy Sheriff Jack Hickox

Deputy Sheriff Jack Hickox

Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, June 8, 1938

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Jack Hickox

Deputy Hickox was shot and killed in Ray, Arizona, while attempting to apprehend one of five convicts who had escaped from the state prison. Deputy Hickox was in a restaurant when a cook noticed the man across the street and alerted Deputy Hickox. When Deputy Hickox went to confront the man he was shot in the throat and killed. All five escapees were eventually apprehended. The suspect who shot Deputy Hickox was convicted of first degree murder and executed on April 28th, 1939.

Deputy Hickox had been in law enforcement for 12 years and had served with the U.S. Border Patrol and Southern Pacific Railroad Police before joining the Pinal County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed

arrest attempt, escapee

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We are looking for all family survivors from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Arizona. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office holds an annual memorial service the first Thursday in May, and we would like to mail surviving family invitations to be able to view the service via live scan or in person. Please contact me at Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Admin. Assistant Deborah Lopez

September 2, 2016

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