Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Samuel Steele Hicks

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Reflections for Special Agent Samuel Steele Hicks

Thankyou for your service AGENT HICKS, you are a hero for us all to look up too. Rest in peace with all our brothers and sisters who have gone before you. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. GOD bless your family during these tragic times


November 24, 2008

You are in our prayers. God bless you and keep you always.

St. Louis City Police

November 24, 2008

Dear Sam:
I can't believe you are no longer here. As I recall you sitting in front of me in class in the Q. Always, at peace, nothing really made you unconfortable, you were always so in control. I am so proud to say that you were my classmate, you were an awesome classmate. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace. I will continue to pray for you wife and son, and your family. That they will find the streght that you always demonstrated. We will miss you Sam!

SA Skarly Mendoza-Penaherrera
Classmates NAC 07-05

November 24, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the FBI, Former BPD Co-Workers & Family of Special Agent Hicks. Another good cop lays down his life protecting the citizens of this great country.
Rest In Peace Brother Hicks

Board of Directors FOP 34
Maryland Transportation Authority Police

November 23, 2008

May God Bless you and watch over your wife and son. Mrs. Hicks your husband is a true hero. Let your son know what a hero his father is as well. Brother, your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York/Aviation

November 23, 2008

Words cant express the void that your partners and family are left with. Thank you for serving, for doing your job and making this world a safer place for us all to live in -we need more men like you. Rest easy now, we will take the beat from hear. Always watch over your loved ones and give them your strength to move forward.


U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Detroit, MI

November 23, 2008

"Hardworking, honest, determined and more, the greatest class the 7th Corps." From your fellow Maryland Police Corps classmates, our mantra epitomizes the type of person you are Sam! Thank you for your service, and you will never be forgotten.

Maryland Police Corps #7

November 23, 2008

Agent Hicks,

"The life you lead is the legacy you leave". Your legacy lives on in all who fight for the cause. All though we morn your loss, your strength and nobility lives on in all who stand watch.

God Bless You!


November 23, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to Special Agent Hicks family and to the FBI for the tragic loss of one of there own. RIP brother....

Inverness PD

November 23, 2008

Sam, you are a true Hero! May you rest in peace, and rest assure your wife and beautiful son will never forget your heroism!! My condolences and deepest sympathy to them, and your entire family. You are the best!!!!!!!


November 23, 2008

To one of our fallen heros; thank you for you service doesn't feel apppropriate......... I am heartbroken for your families loss of such a senseless act.
To your wife and son.... May you both find some comfort in God... My prayers go out for you.
Special agent Hicks, thank you for your courage and sacrifice to protect us from harm. May you watch over your family from Heaven.
An officers mother

Roberta S.
Pittsburgh, Pa

November 23, 2008

May God have a special place for you Sam. It was an honor being your Cub Master while you were in Cub Scouts. May God grant peace to your loving wife and son. Our prayers are with them.

Jack and Sue Dugger

Jack Dugger
Cub Scout Master Pack 151

November 23, 2008

To the family of Special Agent Hicks - we grieve with you in your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but will be praying for your comfort at this most difficult time. Our country is a better place because of his service, and because of the price he paid to protect it. May he rest in peace.

Skip Stocks
Brother of fallen NCSHP Trooper AJ Stocks, EOW 09.09.2008

November 22, 2008

I heard that Sam, after he arrived at Quantico, was so impressed with the caliber of his fellow agent trainees that he wondered how he had been included among them. I understand his amazement because the men and women I've trained with and worked with in the FBI are an inspiring group who bring a tremendous level of accomplishment and skill from their prior experiences into the organization. The fact that so many individuals with such varied personalities and unique backgrounds can be united to put their lives in each other's hands simply by a shared dedication to justice is the ultimate testament to our country's strength.

But Sam never should have wondered. He was a thorough investigator, steady and steadfast in all circumstances, and a humble master at connecting with people. He was also courageous. And no investigation or intelligence, however skillfully assembled or collected, is of any use without some following action. To punish or prevent, at the end of the day we have to intercede, sometimes in the face of an opposition determined to kill. When that time comes, you need someone at your side who has learned lessons that can't be learned in training, someone like Sam. And without the ability to execute at the end, the rest is worthless.

To Sam, to all my fellow agents and colleagues who will soon force away their grief at this seemingly senseless loss because the job we have to do is too important to leave to someone else, I can only say this: there is nothing that I can claim as an accomplishment that gives me the pride I feel at the fact that you've been willing to have me in your stack. It has been and will continue to be an honor to serve.

Joint Terrorism Task Force
Pittsburgh Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States of America

Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

November 22, 2008

Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends, and co-workers. Your heriosm will not be forgotten!

Dawn Johnson
Bureau of Prisons

November 22, 2008

I'm very honored to have met you.
From one Eagle Scout to another, may God watch over you and your family.

Keith Dugger
Eagle Scout, BSA Troop 160

November 22, 2008

Thank you for your service sir, you are a hero and will not before gotten by the thin blue line. Rest in peace sir, our prayers go out to you and your family.

ofc. Charles Robson (ret)

November 22, 2008

Samuel,You have brought great honor to your brothers in blue. Rest in peace now, we will carry on from here. Please tell Charlie hello.
Father in law of Officer Charlie Skinner EOW 11/7/2008

Sgt. Gary Koehn
Bountiful Police, Utah

November 22, 2008

RIP my brother!!! My friends were there when this happened and feel that It should of never happened...

Trooper First CLass

November 22, 2008

Rest in Peace brother. May He keep you close and comfort the ones left behind.

Det. Castelhano
Mount Vernon NY PD

November 22, 2008

Sam the only thing that has made me smile in the last few days are the thought of you and I "following at a safe speed" Rocky and Keon all over the district in the old I remember you turning on and off the sirens while I was calling it untill you broke the knob off and threw it over the seat. It was pretty funny. But the funniest thing ever was when the "following at safe rate of speed" was over we got stuck in the mud on the only grassy hill in SW the bad guys got away aleast that day;) My husband reminded me that you and I sat on the hood of the car swinging our feet laughin like crazy because Sgt Yeater drove by and yelled at us. I think we waited 3 hours for the tow truck...
I always knew that you were destine to to great things. I remember how happy you and Brooke were at your wedding:) Sam I am so sorry this had to happen to you. My husband often refers to you as my "big brother" who I was always in competiton with for "dad" Sgt's attention. It was only because I could see what a good officer you were and I longed to be as good as you someday!
Brooke please let us know if you need ANYTHING Sam will always be part of the BPD SWD family. I will NEVER forget.


Police Officer Jen Rollhauser

November 22, 2008

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day. 2 Timothy 4:7

RIP, SA Hicks

IA Dave G.

November 22, 2008

Rest in peace my brother. We got it from here. See you on the other side.

Officer RM Taylor

November 22, 2008

Rest in peace brother and may the Peace of the Lord be with you and your family (Immediate and LEO).

Former Patrolman
Palos Park, IL P.D.

November 22, 2008

The Hicks family are in the prayers of all in my family. While I did not know Sam personally, I am a part of the FBI family and I grieve for his family. During my tenure in the FBI we lost five agents whom I knew well and admired greatly. In a career of 24 years that is alot of sacrifice for one organization.

My daughter is an instructor at the FBI Academy and she remembered Sam as an outstanding student and I am sure he was a great agent.

Sam's sacrifice and that of his family, to this country, in the enforcement of its laws, is one, I believe, that God blesses and keeps on his "ledger" for when we are all finally judged.

May he rest in peace and may the perpetual light shine upon him.

Anthony T. Riggio
FBI Agent - Retired

November 22, 2008

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