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

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

To Special Agent Hicks' son
Your daddy is a hero. I know that you will not be able to read this now, but some day, when you are older, I hope you find this and know that your daddy is greatly appreciated. God bless you.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009

Everyday I think about you and wish you were still here with us. I know how much you loved Brooke and Noah, please know that they are being taken care of. I have not been able to figure out why God took you from us, but I do know He must have had a reason. You were an amazing person, agent, friend, husband and most of all father. Our lives and our world will never be the same with out you. You are missed and loved.


February 13, 2009

Sam, you're so missed by so many. It's still quite a shock that you're not with us anymore. I know you're still keeping the watch. May the light always shine upon you and may your spirit always be with us. You will always be thought of with tenderness and love.


February 5, 2009

Your team is in the Superbowl. Go Steelers!

From your friend


January 19, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Special Agent Samuel Hicks,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Special Agen Samuel Hicks. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Special Agent Samuel Hicks is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Co-Founder of Survivor Help Network


December 24, 2008

Special Agent Hicks, thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens of our great country. You made the ultimate sacrifice and you will never be forgotten by your fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement. May God watch over your family in their time of mourning.

Special Agent Vic Bello
U.S. Department of Justice

December 21, 2008


This message is for you. I did not know Sam but I am sure he was an outstanding father and husband to you and Noah.

Take comfort in knowing that is in a good place where he will always be watching over you both. He paid the ultimate price through a selfless act.

I wish you and Noah nothing but peace in the future.

Take Care,

Kasey Hiltz

December 17, 2008

Our son is a Special Agent, 32 years old, with a wife, and a 2 year old daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hicks family during this holiday season.

The King Family
Hartford, CT

Joan King
mother of a Specail Agent

December 15, 2008


You were what we were all striving to be...the best. You will be missed my friend, but not forgotten. All of your old friends at the Baltimore Police Department miss you, and Noah and Brook will always have home here. If tears could bring you back, thousands of Sam Hicks would be here.

Baltimore Police Department

December 11, 2008

The members at Arresting Hearts wish to offer their deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Special Agent Samuel Hicks. Because of Agent Hicks‘ ultimate sacrifice we live in a safer place. We thank you for your service and your dedication.

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.” Mary Stevenson 1936

With love and respect,

The members and staff of Arresting Hearts


December 10, 2008

From the time this story first hit breaking news early in the morning, my heart hurt. Officer down and my husband is a PA State Trooper not far from that area. I prayed for the officer and his family. Only to find out a couple hours later, that it was Sam and I knew him from college at UPJ.

Every day I thank God for people so willing to put others first and have such a good heart. People who have a great passion to make a difference in this matter the risks. It is because of Sam and people like him that the rest of us can enjoy life. His heroism will never be forgotten. It takes a very special person to be in law enforcement. Someone who will stand up for what is right and protect us. They lay their lives on the line every day. And every day neither the officer, nor the family at home, knows what lies ahead. But they believe in what they are doing and will face fear in the eyes so you don't have to.

I feel so much saddness for his wife, son, family and friends. Cherish the memories you have with Sam as he has touched each of your lives in a different way. He was put on this earth to do good...and he did. Thank you for your bravery Sam.

Alicia Williams
PA State Trooper Wife

December 10, 2008

Rest in Peace Special Agent Samuel Hicks. You made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting the citizens of the United States. May God bless your family during this tragic time in their lives.

Sgt. James F. Chadwick #1110
Rock Island, Illinois P.D.

December 9, 2008

Special Agent Hicks will be fondly remembered in our thoughts and prayers. He holds a dear spot in our hearts along with his family's grief.
To the family, may God's love and comfort help you through this senseless act. Many people are praying for you and share your pain.
May God Bless you and keep you .............
Roberta Schick
Pgh Pa

Roberta Schick

December 9, 2008

I was very sorry to hear about SA Sam Hicks. To Sam's Family, Parents, and friends; please accept my deepest sympathy at what I know is a very difficult time for you. Although I didnt know Sam in person, I know he was in the field fighting the good fight. They say it's always darkest before the dawn. I hope new and brighter days are ahead of you. God Bless.

CDR Ed Katz

CDR Edward Katz
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dam Neck

December 8, 2008

I became acquainted with some members of your Pittsburgh Division squad almost two year before you joined it, when I popped up on their investigative radar. At first, I was, of course, afraid. However, with cooperation and honesty and work among us all (me, your future squadmates, other LEO's), we successfully resolved the question at hand. I was very much impressed by how your future squadmates did their job competently, carefully, and honestly - most especially B, the one with whom I had the most contact. I also met a brand new SA, whose first name starts with T, when he accompanied B during one day. I recall thinking how lucky T is to get this squad/team as his first SA assignment, and perhaps even to have B as his Training Agent.

Sam, I never interacted with you in your role as an SA, but I have seen you a few times in your role as a fellow customer in a shop not far from Pgh Div. I even, for a moment, wondered if "that guy over there" is an SA with Pgh Div. Had I known for sure, and had I known that you were a new SA with my "favorite squad" in the whole Bureau, I would have gone up to you and told you how lucky you are to have these men and women as your first post-Quantico squadmates. Of course, you would not have needed me to tell you so, because you got plenty of proof of that every day that you worked with them.

Brooke and Noah, it might be impossible right now for either of you to think that your husband and father was "lucky" to get Pgh Div as his first assignment, after all he got KLD'd here. What happened here, though, could have happened in any Div of the Bureau, and it could have happened had he remained a Baltimore police officer. I hope that in years to come, you will cherish the fond, the glorious, the kind and the sweet memories of the months that you lived in the greater Pittsburgh area. You and Sam will be always in my prayers.

Rough Gal
Civilian in Pittsburgh

December 5, 2008

SA Hicks,

On behalf of many USBP agents: thank you for your courage and dedication. Our sympathy goes out to your family and colleagues. Rest in peace brother...

US Border Patrol, California

December 4, 2008

God Bless Special Agent Hicks, and those that he has left behind. Our heavens now have another angel in blue to watch over us all.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

LEO Wife

December 4, 2008


It was a pleasure and an honor to know you and to be one of your classmates in NAC 07-05. I remember how quiet you were in class but outside of class, that was a totally different matter. I recall your stories about your time on the Baltimore PD especially during your rookie year. How you used to make us all laugh!!!! Sam, you will be sorely missed by SOOOO many.... this was evident by everyone who gathered to wish you farewell at your funeral.

Brooke & Noah - Thank you for sharing Sam with us!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you continued strength. May you have some peace in knowing that,"Sam will never be forgotten by those whose lives he touched and we will continue to honor him by fighting the good fight!!!!"

Rest in Peace, Sam... until we meet again!!!!

SA Janine Y. Li

December 4, 2008

Sam, thanks for doing your job. We all love you and will hold you in our hearts forever. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.

Gwinnett County Police, Ga.

December 3, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, fellow officers and dispatchers of Special Agent Samuel Hicks. He will be missed but never forgotten. May you rest in peace Agent Hicks, you are truly a hero.

Shelley Creasy
York County 911 York PA

December 1, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones at this very difficult time. Know that your dedication and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

November 30, 2008

Rest in Peace Brother and my prayers are with you family

John Latour retired deputy
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

November 29, 2008

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Samuel Hicks. I did not know him but I have known 2 others who were taken in the line of duty--one my best friend. The loss is indescribable. May your souls find peace.

Special Agent Anne Minden
US Forest Service

November 28, 2008

RIP. My family and I mourn your loss, for you made the ultimate sacrifice doing what we do. Know that the FBI family will ALWAYS be there for your family left behind. You will not be forgotten. Non Sibi, Sed Patriae.


November 28, 2008

You were called and you served and then made the ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. May God watch over you and bless and guide your family.


November 27, 2008

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