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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I recall working on several joint investigations with Lieutenant Robert Hicks and even some cases he shared with me that were very sensitive in nature. He was a great officer of the law. We talked about being very careful with whom we divulged information to even in the law enforcement community. Always remembered never forgotten.

Investigator Benny Burrell at that time
Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office

May 19, 2023

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