Officer Samuel D. Hicks

Officer Samuel D. Hicks

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, August 9, 1936

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Samuel D. Hicks

Officer Samuel Hicks was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop at the intersection of NW 1st Avenue and NW 17th Street.

He and another officer were standing alongside the road questioning four occupants of a vehicle that they had just stopped when he was hit by a speeding two-ton truck operated by the drunk driver.

On October 2, 1936, the driver, 25, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 5 years.

Officer Hicks had served with the Miami Police Department for 11 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

drunk driver, traffic stop

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August 9, 2020

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