Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Tiffany Catherine Hickey

Cockrell Hill Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, May 30, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer Tiffany Catherine Hickey

I remember long conversations with you about how much fun we would have when we 'hit the streets'. I was in class 259 DPD and you in class 258.
I now teach H.S. and will soon finish my Doctorate. On the memorial of your death I tell stories about you and your great attitude and bravery so that your memory will go on touch more people than you could ever know.


August 20, 2004

I come to the page often and read the reflections...the new ones as well as the old ones...and know that there is emptiness, not only in our lives, but in the lives of the many, many people that you touched during your short life time. We maintain your picture on the pole where the accident occured along with flowers and honor your memory in many ways. Your goal to "make a difference" was reached, as were the other goals you set in your short life.
You will always be loved and remembered.

July 31, 2004

I just started another job recently and come to find out I met some officers who never knew you but worked for Cockrell Hill PD. I hope that you and your family know that to this day you are still touching people's lives. I'm glad that you are looking out for me up there.

Officer Keith Clicque
Dallas ISD Police

July 29, 2004

Happy 4th of July

July 5, 2004

Hey Tiff, i miss you still hun. I hope you are taking care of yourself up there. Make sure you take care of Terry up there too. I worry God has too much too much to handle with the likes of you 2 up there.

Tricia Bledsoe

June 23, 2004

We lost an officer on friday and I learned of this website and typed your name in. I rember you sitting in the court room during your interview and looking so nervous. I rember telling the other guys on the board that I was just not sure. You were so excited and could not wait to become a police officer. I often wonder if I did the wrong thing and allowing you to get hired at such a young age. I have lost contact with your parents but everytime I see a motorcyle driver with a patch I often wonder if it is your dad. I know you will always watch after your brothers in blue and I do apologize for losing contact with your family. Please continue to look after your brothers and god bless your family

Det. A. Hogan
Grand Prairie P.D.

June 22, 2004

Rarely a day goes by that I don't think about you. I have your picture, along with the other "girls" from Class 258 on my bulletin board at work. I would give ANYTHING in the world to change what happened. There is no doubt in my mind that you would be an outstanding police officer. I miss you so much.

Senior Corporal Karen McNamara, #5248
Dallas PD

June 18, 2004


A Grapevine Police officer was recently killed and I just wanted to ask you if you would tell him that I said hello and that he is missed. Many people are hurting as did when you left.

I now have two angels watching over me. Please keep me safe until I get to finally meet you.

I always think about you and you are not forgotten.

To the family of Tiffany, I just want you all to know that I will always remember Tiffany, even though I never got to meet her. I hope you got my card that I sent to you in 1999.

June 16, 2004

Just thought I would let you know that I was thinking of you again!

May 5, 2004

I visit this webpage often because of two dear friends of mine who lost their lives in the line of duty (NC State Highway Patrol, Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

I often look at others who have lost their lives as well. I don't know you or your family, but neither will ever be forgotten. Thank you for the job you were willing to perform for the citizens. Thoughts and prayes to the family and friends.

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

March 31, 2004

It has been several years since I said good-by to you, but the pain of
missing you and your bright smile is still there....we miss you more than
you can know.

You are a credit to your family, to your calling, and to the human race.

Nina Papadopoulos

February 10, 2004

You are not forgotten..............

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

January 27, 2004

Just finished another shift and know that as always you are watching me from above.
I wanted you to know that you were being thought of tonight, as always.


January 27, 2004



December 23, 2003

Two years have gone by since we said farewell but not goodbye. You are so very much alive in me. I feel privileged to have known such a wonderful individual. You were always a good friend before and during Explorers. I saw you over come your fears and reach all goals you set for your self. You are an inspiration to me and many others. You are always with me and I think of you everytime I see an officer because I know you are serving the Lord and watching over them.
God Bless Tiffany. You will never be forgotten.

Patrick O'Brien
Friend and former Arlington TX Police Explorer

Though I only knew you for a short time, you became a good friend and I wished things could have been different. You are missed and I think about you often. You were a sweet girl and bore a tremendous heart for others including your family whom I know misses you dearly. I think that somehow you are looking out for your fellow officers here now.

S. Rinehart

It is hard to believe it has been a year since you left us. Things just aren't the same. I still find myself looking out of the window expecting to catch a glimpse of you and getting ready to tease you about your latest adventure at work. You touched so many of us with your love of life, your joy, and your dreams. We miss you so much.

Nina Constantinou


You have been such a great friend. I remember all the fun we had on the sidelines at soccer games. And the laughter you brought me every time you fell down chasing after that ball! But more importantly I will always remember your heart. You never gave up. And I admired you and Chad for being so determined in your goal of becoming cops. I'll never forget the time you tried to handcuff me, promising that you'd let me go right away. I think I was smart not to let you! You have made such an impact on me, and I will always feel so privilaged that you have been a part of my life.

To Lee and Cathy-

Your daughter was one in a million! Always be proud of how well you raised her. Her personality was influenced by her outstanding parents. The two of you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for making me welcome in your family. I love you guys! Stay strong in God and He will be your strength.


Hang on to those memories of your amazing sister. We both know how much she means to you and every life she touched along the way. Thank you so much for allowing me to remember her with you. I'm so proud of you for sticking with your dream. I know she is in Heaven smiling down on you as she watches you finish what she started. Make her proud, Captain. Serve God like she did and He will do amazing things through you too. Always, me.

Kathryn Young

To you my friend; from the time since i met you the day we got hired and all thru the academy; to the day you got the bad news about DPD academy and what a great thrill to see you get your DREAM becoming a Police Officer. what a shame that we did not get to keep you with us but what luck that I did get to meet you and just for a bit be part of your life. you were a great Fighter with a heart of a lion. I will miss you. GOD BLESS and THANKS!!!!!!

Damaso Colon #7636 Dallas PD

PO Colon

I never met or knew Tiffany, but I do know her brother Chad.
Chad is the Captain of the Arlington Police Explorer Post and I met him
when we became team members at a Explorer Competition in Colorado Springs,
Co. When Chad told me that the officer that was killed in the pursuit was
his sister, I suddenly realized that "hey this CAN happen to people that
you know, or in the Hickey family, even love." From that point on I looked
at Chad in a whole new light. I went from "hey, I have another guy from
Texas on my team yay!" to "wow, this guy is really brave for continuing
being an explorer and being involved in Law Enforcement as a whole after
having someone who he deeply loved die in the line of duty" in about half a
second. Chad and I still stay in touch via e-mail (I'm still looking for
that phone list Chad!). During the course of the Competition, I discovered that
Chad and I are very alike, we both like Chevys and we both want to put
stuff on our cars we also quizzed each other on various truck-related
questions (I bow down to the one of greater knowledge). During the
Competition I was trying as hard as I could to get Chad to have fun and try
to relax a little, but I understood what he was going through and but I
knew that it was very hard for him to relax. We (the team that we were on)
went on to score 3 firsts and a third out of 7 events.
Anyway, I salute Chad for having the guts to continue being an Explorer and
being involved in Law Enforcement, the Hickey Family, and mostly Officer
Tiffany Hickey for giving her life doing the job that she loved doing. Good
Luck and God Bless.

Explorer Cory Yocum
Richardson Police Explorer Post 761

Dear Tiffany~

Even though we never met, I felt compelled to write. I know that any peace officer getting killed in the line of duty is an extreme tragedy, but seeing your spot on the Officer Down page affected me even more than all the others. Looking at your picture and reading all the other reflections written for you, I realized you could've been me. I am only 21 years old, and I just got out of the academy last week. But being a police officer was a life-long dream of mine, and you are the only other female I know besides myself who was able to fulfill that dream so early in life. I know exactly why you wanted to be a cop, and I know the pride you felt the day you got hired. I know all the training you got, and how much they probably tried to prepare you for the day when the "s*** went down." I know that you were saddened by hearing about the deaths of other police officers, and I know that deep down, you never really thought it would ever happen to you.

Police Officer Erin Legreid
Coeur d'Alene Police Department, ID

God saw you getting tired

  And a cure was not to be.

So He put His arms around you,

  And whispered 'Come with me'.

With tearful eyes we watched you

  And saw you pass away.

Although we loved you dearly,

  We could not make you stay.

One Special heart stopped beating

  Two precious eyes are at rest

God took Tiffany to prove to us

  He only takes the best.

Officer Shaun Williams
Arlington Police Department
Arlington, TX

We remember the gleam and joy in your eyes as you spoke of your "dream job", and how you came to our door and showed us your badge when you finally achieved your goal. The vision of a young girl sprinting across her family's lawn is one of the many cherished memories we will have of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. You touched so many lives and we are all better people for having known you. Now God has put you among the stars so that you can touch so many others...and continue to do what you always wanted to do: serve and protect. We thank You Lord for Tiffany.

The Constantinou & Papadopoulos Families

Words simply cannot describe the feelings that we have following the death in the line of duty of our beloved daughter. We watched Tiffany as she grew and matured and observed her enthusiasm as she prepared to enter the only career that she ever showed an interest in. We shared her excitement as she left for work each night and when she returned each morning. We know that she died doing what she loved...serving our Lord and performing police duties. She will never be forgotten and will always be loved.

Lee, Cathy & Chad Hickey, family

What a tragedy to not only lose a young life but a young law enforcement life! My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and co-workers. Though I did not know you, I know what motivated you to become a police officer. We at the International Association of Women Police salute Officer Hickey and want those who survive to know that we care. Godspeed, Tiffany!

Patrol Officer D.C. Hillier
Purdue University Calumet Police Department Hammond, IN

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