Lieutenant Robert T. Hicks

Lieutenant Robert T. Hicks

Middlesex County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, May 20, 1984

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Robert T. Hicks

Lieutenant Hicks drowned after his patrol car went over the guard rail of the Urbanna Creek bridge as he responded to a call involving a distressed motorist. The patrol car left the 300-foot long bridge and landed upside down in 12-feet of water, killing him instantly.

Lieutenant Hicks had served with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office for 4 years. He had previously served as a peace officer with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for 2 years and as a deputy with the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and three step-daughters.

(Photograph courtesy the Daily Press)


  • Age 36
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 20, 2015

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