Police Officer Raymond Earl Hicks

Police Officer Raymond Earl Hicks

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, August 17, 1976

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Raymond Earl Hicks

Officer Raymond Hicks was shot and killed by a narcotics suspect. He was shot in the chest as he and four other officers searched a home in Inglewood for drugs. The home owner, 31, was charged with murder and possession of illegal drugs. On February 7, 1977, charges against the suspect were dismissed. The judge said the search warrant was improper.

Officer Hicks was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 12 years.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 12035
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Charges dismissed

narcotics, warrant service

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

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 17, 2020

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