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 Robert Hicks drowned after his patrol car went over the Urbanna Creek bridge guard rail as he responded to a call involving a distressed motorist at 4:30 am.

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 forfour4 years. He had previously served as a peace officer with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for two years and as a deputy with the Gloucester County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife, son, and three stepdaughters.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

disabled motorist, emergency response

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Lt. Hicks,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 20, 2024

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