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

it deeply saddens me to see such a young life and such a new career lost. i cant imagine losing my life at the age of 20, and i cant imagine the feelings of officer Hickey's family. you see, i am the same age as officer hickey, and in the police academy. it truly humbles me to hear of such a great loss. i would like to salute officer hickey for giving the ultimate sacrifice. she will be with me always when i am out on the streets. ~thank you~

Recruit Matt Pierce

Hey Tiff! I can't believe it's been four years since you left us. I still have the photo up of all the girls in our academy class. You were the smallest in size, but the biggest in heart, courage and desire. I will never take that photo down. I think of you every single day and choose to believe you are my guardian angel while I am on the streets. You were a great friend and a great cop! I miss you very much.

Senior Corporal Angela Nordyke, #7651
Dallas PD

Well I just saw that you were added to the Texas Peace Officer Memorial on May 4th. It's past time. You gave the ultimate for us. I know that you are up there looking over all of your brothers and sisters in blue, and we in turn will always remember you.

Officer K. CLicque
Mexia PD

I just got something new today. It serves as a reminder for you. I wear it proudly and show it off, so everyone knows the price that you paid.

I wish we could talk in person, I can't wait to meet you someday.

I knew Tiffany for about three years prior to the end of her watch. She was the one who told me of the Police Explorer Program and encouraed me to get incvolved. I will never forget her using her newly learned defense tactics on me out at the soccer fields while we were both refereeing. She is the main reason that I joined the law enforcement community. I graduated the Academy in May 2002 as the class valedictorian, and soon after got hired at Mexia PD. I think of her still to this day, and I know in my heart that she is watching over every single officer, jus because that is the kind of person she was.

Patrolman K. Clicque
Mexia PD

Tiffany,

It's me again! Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas! I thought about you during the holidays. I heard on the news that your family united with the people that your organs were donated to.

As I have said before, please look over me while I am working. I hope you know that you are always with me.

You are missed, but not forgotten!!

Tiffany,

I am telling you again, Happy Birthday. Today, you would have been 24, just like I am today. It is truly amazing how many similarities we share and never even knew each other. I truly am sorry that I never got a chance to have met you. Please keep your eye on me as I do my job from day to day. Keep me safe!

Tiffany,

Don't think that you have been forgotten. Just wanted to say happy birthday, a few days early. Sorry that we never met.

I had just taken the state peace officer exam when Officer Hickey was injured. I remember this event well because we were the same age at the time. At that time it was possible to be a peace officer under the age of 21 in Texas (It is currently under change) and I thought it odd to hear of another officer like me. I wanted to meet her when she recovered. Sadly approx a week later she passed away and I was never able to. Now nearly three years has passed, I'm a peace officer and many officer from around the state and nation have passed. Yet with every visit to the ODMP website I think of Officer Hickey. May she rest in peace.
Another "Under 21 loop hole" officer in Texas

Anonymous

Dear Hickeys Family and Friends,

God Bless you and Im sorry for your loss, Im 21 yrs old and majoring in criminal justice. My dream is to become a police officer and I will keep you in my heart when I go out on patrol in future.God Bless you and your family and friends!
Sincerely,
Brian

God Bless This Family, Rest in peace Tiffany !!!

Mr&Mrs SrCpl.James&Jena Sims
Dallas Pd

Officer Hickey, your watch is over and our department salutes you and your tour. May you watch over the gates of heaven, as you watched over the citizens of Cockrell Hill, Texas.

Deputy J. Allen
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department, Texas

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