Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Glenn Harold Hicks

Avery County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 20, 2003

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Reflections for Lieutenant Glenn Harold Hicks

This is a very hard path to walk, but there are others walking with you. We have been down this path and are still walking it. While no words will ever be enough, try to gain strength in Lt. Hicks' memories for they will serve as a constant source from which you can draw. Although this is an incredibly difficult time, know that he will always be with each and everyone of you.

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To the family of Lieutenant Hicks:
My heart goes out to you all. May the love and support of fellow officers, family, and friends help you through this most tragic event. You will be in my prayers.

Master Police Officer M. D. May
Town of Wake Forest Police Department, North Carolina

Dear Lt. Hicks:

May GOD be with you and your family at this time. Thank you for protecting your community and country. GODS SPEED.

I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Lt. Glenn Hicks. My family experienced similar tragedy this past November when my cousin was killed in the line of duty. My thoughts are with you.

Another fallen brother; another grieving family. Rest easy as we will continue the fight for you. God bless.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

Rest in peace blue angel. Thank you for your service.

S. Yates
Concerned citizen

Deepest sympathy to the family of Lt.Glenn Hicks. May God give you comfort.


God Bless men and women who are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice so their community can be safe. To the family and co-workers of Deputy Hicks it is my personal prayer that God will be with you at this terrible time. Rest in Peace Deputy Hicks.

Captain Scott Wright
Mount Holly Police Department

To Lieutenant Hicks family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lt. Hicks. Another brave and couageous person has fallen in the line of duty doing something that few people will and doing something that he probably loved doing. May his family have comfort in knowing that he is patrolling the streets of a much safer and calm place.

.......and come out--those who have done good things, to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked things, to the resurrection of judgment. John 5:29


There are but two persons who protect the sinful human race from destroying itself. One is God's Holy Spirit. The other is the Peace Officer. Without them, we would all perish at each other's hands.
According to Romans 13.1-5...
God ordains the Peace Officer’s profession.
The Peace Officer is sent by God.
The Peace Officer is vested with God's authority to enforce the law.
A Peace Officer's badge is to be honored by us, because it is honored by God.

To the Family of Lt. Glenn Hicks and the Avery County Sheriff's Office, your extended family of Law Enforcement Officers grieve with you during this time. Though our badges are different, the mission is the same. Rest in peace with the other fallen Heros, my brother. We will continue the fight in your honor.


To the officers of the Avery County Sheriff's Office, family, and friends of Lt. Hicks. On behalf of the Newport Police Department, and myself, please accept our most heartfelt codolences for your loss. Such a senseless tragedy.

Lt. Mike Hansel
Newport Police Department-TN

God Speed Brother


We are deeply hurt by the murder of Lieutenant Hicks. May God bless him and all the surviving members of his family. Godspeed Brother....................................

Pennsylvania State Police

My prayers go out to the family of Lieutenant Hicks. Three Officers left us in a hail of gunfire on 02/20/03 it is a very sad day for the law enforcement family. May we have peace knowing that there are three new officers on duty above us.
Thank you, Lieutenant Hicks, for you gave all in the line of duty.

Officer Brant Pewitt
Spring Hill P.D.,TN

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Glenn be the be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Hicks' family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Please know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Glenn is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Glenn was well respected and well loved. Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please take care of my fiance Dennis.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar
Dennis McElderry's fiancee - EOW (01/03/03)

Another one of our hero's lives is taken too soon. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Lieutenant Hicks. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

God bless


GOD bless this officer and his family as well as their co-workers in this difficult time. All of you are in my prayers.

Ofc. D.W.Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

On behalf of the Laurel Park Police Department our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the members and the families of the Avery County Sheriff's Office. God Bless!!!!!!

Officer G.R.Mullen
Laurel Park, NC Police Dept

My sympathies to Dep. Hicks family and co-workers. God Bless and God speed to Dep. Hicks, we have the watch now.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

One of three on the thin blue line violently taken from us on 2/20/03. A Very sad day for L.E. and America.
Rest in peace brother and God bless. You are a hero and will not be forgotten.

A Brother in Blue


To the wife and son of this fine Deputy may God be with you both. To the friends, coworkers and other family members may you find peace in time with this terrible loss. Also to the son of Deputy Hicks continue on and remember he is with you always as your own personal angel and a true hero. Rest in peace Deputy Hicks.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Azure, EOW 08/06/02

February 20, 2003...3 officers lost in a hail of bullets. What a sad sad day. May God give the family of Deputy Hicks the strength and courage to get through this time. My thoughts and prayers are with them. God Bless.



To our brother in blue may you rest in peace. Your family, friends, and co-workers are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless!

Officer D. Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

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