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

Merry Christmas Sammy! I Pray Brooke and Noah had a wonderful day.
"Righteous are the peacekeepers, for they shall be called the son of God"

PO J Rollhauser

December 25, 2009

We'll never forget the cost that others paid for our lives. Thank you, Sam.


December 24, 2009

Sorry I missed the dedication in Baltimore, Sam. I pray for your family and check in with them from time to time. My thoughts are with them especially during the holidays.


December 7, 2009

Hey Sammy I stopped by Dulaney Valley today. It is really pretty there in the fall. I was overcome with sorrow when I came to your memorial. I hope Brooke and Noah are doing well. Your picture keeps fallin off my desk and I have a strange feeling u have something to do with it. I love u bunches! You were one of the best!
Jen <3

Officer Jen Rollhauser

November 29, 2009


Everytime I hear or think of you it saddens me. You were a great man and will never be forgotten.

RIP brother


November 24, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I can see that your family misses you very much. I am sure you continue to watch over your loving family mmbers and friends. I pray for their solace.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 19, 2009

Its been one year and the number of times I think of you has not changed. I pray for your family and friends, today has been a tough day.


November 19, 2009

I have never been more proud than seeing your name on the front of the Baltimore Field Office for the first time this morning.

First Sergeant Mark Rivera

November 19, 2009

Sam, I've been thinking of you all year, but most especially so over the past several days, as we get closer and closer to the first anniversary of your EOW.

I've also been thinking of your buddies from work (FBI Pgh), some of whom I know by name (including some of your squad-mates). I know they are thinking of your a lot today too, and I wish I could be in the field office and in the field with them today. And we all have to actually sometimes put aside thoughts of you today if they interfere with work. And that's the way I think you would want it too. You'd certainly hope that we always remember you and miss - most especially today. But you would also not want us to sit around and mope and neglect our personal and professional lives. Balance is key.

Myself and lots of your work mates are also thinking of your family both immediate and extended. And also of your NAT mates from Quantico. And, also your former work-mates from Baltimore PD, along with your former high school students back in Baltimore, childhood, teenage, and college friends.

And I'm also thinking of the victims you helped (directly or indirectly) as a LEO, as well as the informants.

Even some of the subjects were glad in the long run that you and your fellow LEOs stepped into their lives. Subjects are not always "bad guys" themselves - they sometimes are just mixed up with some genuine "bad guys" and would like to have a way out of that situation. So, in the long run, some subjects are actually glad that LEOs stepped in and gave them a way out. I know, because several years ago, when your were still with Baltimore PD, some of the very people you would later closely serve with in Pittsburgh stepped in and gave me a way out.

So, Sam, thanks for being of so much good to so many people by just simply being yourself, by just simply going (career-wise and in your personal life) where your wisdom and gut feeling led you.

And, I took Organic I in college way back in the semster that includes 9-11. I hope to get back in school and complete my Bachelors soon. So, as I review Organic I in prep to take Organic II, I'll be thinking of your too. The Director mentioned Organic in your eulogy, you know. He said, "Sam was one of those rare minds that have mastered Organic Chemistry."

Again, thanks so very much for serving.

Rough Gal

November 19, 2009

To Special Agent Samuel Steele Hicks, his family and his fellow officers with the Untied States Department of Justice- FBI:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Spl. Agent Hicks’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Spl/ Agent Hicks and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

November 19, 2009

Sam I have learned so much about you through your mom, your beautiful wife and son as well as the numerous other family and friends whom you touched during your brief life... You don't really know what you have good untill it is taken away from you... I truly learned that this past year!. You were a true gem... a one of a kind... NO one can replace your valuable street experience and charm and sence of humor...
... May God bless you and keep you safe in his arms for ever...!


November 19, 2009


Almost a year to the fateful day that you left us to serve in heaven as our protectors. We honor the sacrifice you made, and think often of your family's well-being. You will never be forgotten.

Continue to keep the good watch over all of us.


November 10, 2009

Special Agent Hicks,

Although we never met, your life and story have served as a great source of inspiration to me as I hope to begin my career in law enforcement. I can only hope to be half the man you are. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

College Student

November 8, 2009

I still think about you a lot Sam. I pray for your family all the time.


October 28, 2009

I miss you so much sammy! I am so glad you were my work brother :) Love u!

Det. J. Rollhauser
BPD SWD sect2!

October 23, 2009

God bless the family, friends and colleagues of SA Sam Hicks. I pray that you may find comfort in the heroic and selfless manner with which he lived his life.

Special Agent
Diplomatic Security Service

September 22, 2009

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Agent Hicks and we honor her distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Agent Hicks, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Agent Hicks is distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for her brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

FBI New York City

July 21, 2009

Special Agent Hicks,
Thank you for everything that you did to help our country. You are a hero and I know that your son will be told all about you and I am sure that you will send him signs to show that you are still with him.

To Agent Hicks family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. When my brother was killed in the line of duty in 2004, his son, Gavin, was 13 months old. I had just helped my brother plan Gavin's 1st birthday party. I made several collages of my brother with Gavin and put them up throughout our house so Gavin could see them when he came to visit. Gavin would have us tell him the stories of each of the pictures. I know that Noah will love hearing all of the stories about his dad and seeing all of the pictures.

My parents just met your mom on Tuesday and gave her my phone number. If you ever want to talk, please feel free to call. I know what you are going through and sometimes I had a hard time talking to people who have not been through the same thing. May God Bless You and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kelly Sloan-Brown
Officer Nicholas Sloan's sister EOW 1/30/04

July 15, 2009

RIP, I have you and your family in my thoughts.


July 12, 2009

You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service.


July 12, 2009

You and your family should know that you will always be remembered, revered, and celebrated. You helped keep our country, your community, and your family safe, and for that we thank you. God bless you.

Future FLEO

July 11, 2009

Sam, I was just thinking of you! Please continue to look over us untill we meet again. I added your blue teardrop to my blue rose tattoo today. Please let that be the last that I ever have to add. I pray for Brooke and Noah EVERY day!

much love! Jen

Officer Jennifer Rollhauser

April 7, 2009

Another tragic day in Pittsburgh for the law enforcement community. You are not forgotten, Sam. We all still miss you!

Special Agent

April 5, 2009

Sam thinking of you always. Rest in peace knowing your work has been fulfilled.


March 25, 2009

I have been trying to leave a message on this board since the week that Sam died, but I can never seem to find the right words. It's been 4 months and the 'right' words still cannot be found. I hope that Sam's family and friends are coping as well as possible given the circumstances. I know it had been several years since I had seen Sam on a regular basis, but childhood memories of pool parties and playing outside will live on forever. I still think about Sam often and I know that my family feels the same way.

Michelle Street
Childhood neighbor and friend

March 18, 2009

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