Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Jerry E. Hicks, Sr.

Leadwood Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Reflections for Chief of Police Jerry E. Hicks, Sr.

Only met him a few times. He would always say a kind word to ya.

Bel-ridge Police Department St Louis County Missouri. We offer our prayers to the family.
LT W. Martin

May 20, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

Rest in Peace Chief Hicks,
May you be resting with our Father in heaven. You were a hero! God Bless you and your family.

Linda Merrick
Florida Citizen

December 4, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 3, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 23, 2012

Chief hicks,Ill always remember the talk we had when i had that flat tire on my way to see my girls in st pulled up behind me and after all the formalities you ran me to get a tire for my car.Every time i went thru your town youd always have a friendly word to say.i was in Virgibia when i heard of your passing,im sorry i didnt make it back but neither of us were much on good in peace my brother and friend.

com.Bill Sass (ret)
Demarco pvt police

February 3, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Chief Hicks. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Jerry he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Jerry's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Jerry's life was about so much more than the way he died. Jerry will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Chief Hicks, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been nine years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

February 2, 2012

Gone but not forgotten, we will miss you Jerry.....

Hazel Windsor

December 31, 2011

Chief Hicks was truly a brave officer, he handle every call, every situation with pure professionism. Chief had a strong passion for people and his community. His unwaiver compassion he had for everyone he came into contact with was amazing. Chief Hicks' family was a law enforcement family, which he took pride in. This man was a great man and I wish everyone would have had the chance to meet him, I'm glad I knew him not only on the professional level, but on the personal one as well, he was my Dad. RIP dad I will keep law enforcement in our family, in face your grandson, Nathan, has decided when done with bootcamp, he wants to go to the academy.

Jerry Hicks Jr.

December 28, 2011

Chief Hicks,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice-not just for your Community as a Law Enforcement Officer but also for your service to our Country when you served in the U.S. Armed Forces as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 25, 2011

Rest easy my Brother in Law, as your watch on this earth is now over.......

Sgt John L Gulledge (Ret)
Escambia County FL. Sheriffs Office

December 22, 2011

To the family and friends of Chief Jerry Hicks, his officers, and most especially to Chief Hicks:

We honor your service to your community as a police officer and to your country as a veteran and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Chief Hicks died in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers and his officers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Jerry's family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Jerry gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 4, 2011.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 19, 2011

Thank you for giving me my start Chief. You will always be in my memory as a great person and friend. Thank you for the positive impact you have made on my life and please remember me on your walk along those golden streets.

Officer Wells
Past Employee

December 14, 2011

On behalf of my family I wish to extend my condolences to Chief Jerry Hicks family. It has been said that one of the most dangerous tasks performed in law enforcement is the operation of patrol cars. Rest in Peace, Chief, you will never be forgotten. God bless you and your family for your service to the community.

Retired Detective Frank DeMarco

December 12, 2011

This was a great man, a man that loved the job and took it personal, this great man was my Dad.

Jerry Jr.


December 12, 2011

Thank you for your service in both the military and law enforcement. Chief Hicks helped make the world a safer place. Blessings to your loved ones.


December 11, 2011

For Chief of Police Jerry E. Hicks, Sr.,

The law officer faces many risks and among them are the operation of a motor vehicle. None of us, especially the law officer, are ever truly safe behind the wheel. We regret that our brother Jerry would be the lates statistic on one of the most dangerous of battlefields - a United States highway.

We pray for Jerry's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another at this sad time.

We are proud to render Chief Jerry Hicks, Sr., a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

December 11, 2011

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Chief Jerry Hicks. Rest in Peace Sir, We now have the Watch.

Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

December 11, 2011

this one still hurts even though it was a car it still hurts chief you will never be forgotten

sgt.major moten retired
kinloch police

December 11, 2011

God bless Chief Jerry Hicks, and make His face to shine upon Jerry and to grant him eternal rest. God bless the family. with sincerest condolences from Texas.

Deputy Chief Dan Gabehart
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, TX

December 10, 2011

The Final Inspection

The policeman stood and faced his 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 badges
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 times 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 silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

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

Family of CCPD, Ca Ofc.

December 10, 2011

I thank you for always having my back! I know you will continue to do so. I'll miss the calls everyday. I am very, very fortunate to have had you as my Chief. It was an honor to serve under your watch! You were and will always be one of my best friends. I'll continue on with the promises made. Until we meet again. I love ya brother.

Det. R. Jaco
Leadwood Police Department

December 10, 2011

Heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Leadwood Police Department Chief Jerry Hicks Sr.

God Speed Brother

Sergeant Patrick Hanson
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

December 10, 2011

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this officer. May faith, family, friends and time join to ease the pain of everyone at this loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this officer chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service both in law enforcement as well as to your country, your convictions and moral character, and your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

December 10, 2011

May God bless your family and provide them strength to find peace.

Daughter of Sheriff James L Johnson EOW 10/26/2006

December 8, 2011

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