Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Clayton Wayne Hicks, Jr.

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, November 14, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Clayton Wayne Hicks, Jr.

Scooby, in not even 2 Weeks it is 20 Years ago that you recieved the call to a better place. So many times I remember the fun we had together when we were stationed on Rhein Main Air Base in Germany. I am blessed to have had you as a friend. I will never forget you.

Andy Pfitzner
435th SPS, RMAB (1993-2004)

October 30, 2020

It seems like yesterday we ran the halls it Graceland Jr. high. Clay aka Scooby you will be always be remembered. It was you who talked me into joining the USAF and afterwards becoming a police officer. I'm so blessed to have had you as a best friend, counselor and fellow Airman. You will never be forgotten.

Michael Malone
Patrolman Little Rock PD

January 19, 2020

It’s strange, I just started thinking about you tonight Scooby. Although I left a message back in 2007, I was compelled to come back to your page. Crazy that it’s almost 19 years to the day. Clayton was not only my troop in Germany, he was a friend. He could always put a smile on your face. Scooby I just wanted to drop by and say you’ll never be forgotten. Rest easy my brother in blue.

Mark Morini
USAF 435th SPS Rhein Main

November 6, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Hicks. The evil man who took your life deserved a much worst fate. Always a Memphis hero!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 7, 2019

I am certainly without words to read about this officer and such an injustice that he received. Anyone who Kills an officer should be immediately hung by the neck until dead.

SFC Will Howard
Umited States Army

October 2, 2018

42 Months for killing a Police Officer. I cannot imagine such a weak sentence when the life of this fine Officer was cut short. Rest in peace sir, you deserved better.

Captain Mike McAllister

November 15, 2017

After all these years I never thought to find this Memorial Page..I think about you all the time!..& wonder how our life would be, if you were still here!..I miss you so much Scooby..I Thank God for bringing you in my life & giving me the opportunity to meet a very loving, caring, honorable young man!..I remember how happy you were & full of life..Your Birthday was the same as my Son, August 28th..I remember meeting your Family & you meeting mines..I'm just reflecting on all the memories as I type, getting a little emotional..You will always hold a spot in my Heart & I will never ever forget you!..R.I.P "Scooby" Love Kendra❤️


October 17, 2016

Hey Scooby, It's Amanda!! The one who's mom called the police station back in 1999 (at the time I was only 13 yrs old) and wanted someone to come out to their home and speak with her daughter about making the right choices in life.. And you were the one that received the call and came out to my home... But what made you so special was after that call you continued to stop by to see how my grades were in school, we would talk about wrestling and how I was progressing as a young lady.. Well hopefully you will smile down on the fact that I have 1 year left to receive my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Human Resources. I am now 29 and is proud to say that I blossomed very well with the help of your encouraging words. Sorry that it took so many years for me to give thanks but for some reason you were thought of today... You are truly missed and thank you for services while you were here!! MUCH LOVE!!


June 14, 2016

42 months for a human life. What a tragedy. I am so sorry your killer wasn't sentenced to death as should have been.

Law officer friend shelby county, tn.

August 27, 2015

Scooby, now its been 12 years that you are gone. From time to time I stop by on your memorial side. For me as one of the German Officers and your friend that worked with you on Base I see with happiness, that even after most of us lost contact after we left Rhein Main Air Base, we are back togehter on your memorial side to remember you and remember the great time we had with you.

Scooby, like

Mike Luce (Hi Mike),
Soriano (Hi Gape),
Vic Nettles,
and Sean Joy (Hi Sean)

from our good old Rhein Main days saying, ..... WE MISS YOU

PM Andy Pfitzner
435th SPS - D Flight / now Chief in Berlin

December 25, 2012

As SSgt Luce commented, I was also stationed with Officer Hicks at Rhein-Main AB, Germany when we were young Airmen. Being in the military and moving around, we aren't always able to keep in touch, especially before social networking, so I lost touch with him when I left Germany. Honestly, when I recently heard of Scooby's murder, I had no words. ....I had just gone through my military pictures and saw a picture of us sitting in our dorm room together prior to my departure. I can't express how proud I am to have known him and served our country with him. It is simply amazing how the scumbag who murdered him was only sentenced to 42 does that happen?? The 435th Security Police Squadron was the best in USAFE because of Clayton....and we will never forget him. God Bless Clayton and his family.

Sergeant Sean Joy
Shiloh IL Police Department

September 25, 2012

I was good friends with Clayton "Scooby" Hicks while stationed at Rhein Main AB GE from 1993-1995 & like a lot of us in the Military we lost touch, and this weekend we had a reunion of the 435th Security Police Squadron, Rhein Main AB, Germany where I learned of Scooby's untimely death at the hands of a repeat offender thug. While I'm here to say some kind words about Scooby, I also researched and found the transcripts from the trial and it makes me sick that the Thug that killed my friend only received 42 months for his crime. It made me even more sick when my wife found the thugs Myspace and got to see him enjoying himself while Scooby paid the ultimate price for his service to his Community, State, and the United States of America, he will not be forgotten. As for Scooby he was a great easy going friend who enjoyed life and always remained calm even when others were at there worst and that is why knowing my friends killer is out walking the streets makes me sick. To Scooby's family and friends I just wanted to offer my condolences from myself and all his friends with the 435th SPS, we love and miss are Air Force Security Police Brother.

SSgt Michael Luce
435th SPS Rhein Main AB Germany D-Flt

September 3, 2012

My condolences to his family, friends, and fellow officers. I am rather outraged right now that Officer Hicks' killer only received 42mos. If I read the info correctly, this officer was taken away from his friends and relatives 12yrs ago. Simple math would show that the perp has been REUNITED with his for no less than 8yrs now. I sure hope the judge that gave such a light sentence did not stay on the bench long. The summary indicates that even though he was off duty, he was killed because he was a LEO. That deserved alot longer than 42mos.

David Warren, Major (Ret.)
Montgomery Police Dept.

May 18, 2012

Another year has come and gone and Scooby you are still in my thoughts. My blue Angel, I miss you and I love you now more more than ever. I think of all the things that we did while going through the Academy... You were full of life and always smiling.. You were always smiling even when the day was cloudy and gray..... May GOD hold you in his arms forever and keep looking over your family in BLUE... LOVE YOU FOREVER............

PO S. Mcqueen-Brown
Memphis Police Department

December 29, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR SCOOBY..... Another year has come and gone and my thoughts are still on u. I think about your mother and your brother often and I say Many prayers. My Blue Angel I miss you now more than ever... May GOD hold you in his arms forever and keep lookig over your family in blue... LOVE YOU FOREVER...

PO S. Brown
Memphis Police Department

January 1, 2010


You ole dog. You sure made something of yourself. May you rest in ever lasting peace, fellow law enforcement brothren

Tsgt Paul Grunert
435 SPS/Pulaski WI P.D.

November 25, 2009


I still cant believe what I just read. Everytime I look at the Photos from the Good Old Rhein Main Times, I remember the good friendship and all the fun we had. It was very sad for me, that we didnt stay in contact wen you got out of the military. After you told me, that you will be a Police Officer in the States, you promised me to always watch out. I know that a lot of the people from the Team Rhein Main will miss you too. Your friend Andy

SRIP Pfitzner, Andreas M
435th SPS, Rhein Main Air Base, Patrolman

September 13, 2009

Scooby, this is another year gone by 2009, without your brightful smile and encouraging words. I'm looking at your picture and its like, we just talked yesterday and you were giving me advise or we are just talking about life in general. My blue ANGEL, I really miss you but I do know that you are in a better place..... Keep watching your brothers and sisters backs for their are so many of us in the world... with GOD'S love and understanding we will be safe always. LUV u brother...

PII S.Mcqueen-Brown

February 15, 2009

Following your dreams and leaving a legacy is all we brothers in arms can ask for....

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

D-Flight LE

Terry Fillmore
435 SPS

January 26, 2009

Hello my Blue Angel, Hicks this world is so crazy and God called you home first to make a place for the rest of your family and all Police Officers. There is not a day that I don't think about you and there was a good reason why we met. I see that you are at work because it had been a few years since I seen our other brother Ofc. Sinnock and you placed us together 2 times recenlty. My Blue Angel keep up the good work in protecting all Officers and know that I will forever love you and cherish your memory. Rest in Peace and one day we will see one another again.

Ofc S. Mcqueen-Brown
Memphis Police Departmenet

December 7, 2008

I miss you so much. It has been eight years since you have been gone. I think about you often and wish you were here. You were one of the good ones. Love you always, Carol

Carol Watt

November 15, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this eigth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 14, 2008

Clayton and I would hangout and do everything together. We were also teammates on the US Air Force Track Team of 1994. We shared allot of southern down home memories and talked about one day moving back down south to try and make a difference in our old neighborhoods. I commend Clayton for his courage and loyalty to his hometown of Memphis. You lost your life trying to support what you stood for and I stand here today and cry your tears for you. I love you Clayton and I pray for that GOD will strengthen your family in the future. I wish many more people had the heart and perseverance you had. I love you much DJ Scooby. Mike Mike

SSgt Michael "Mike Mike" Parks

June 28, 2008

I worked with scooby while stationed at Rhein Main AB in Germany in 1994. He was a good person and will be greatly missed.

SSgt Dwayne Coker

June 17, 2008

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

Sgt. Meshia Thomas

June 6, 2008

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