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Police Officer Raymond Earl Hicks

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, August 17, 1976

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Reflections for Police Officer Raymond Earl Hicks

Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 17, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 42nd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 17, 2018

My Father, Frank Malan, was good friends with Ray while in the Army. When Ray was released from Army he joined the LAPD. Ray talked my Dad into joining the LAPD as well. My Dad remembers Ray as a fine man, a loving father and husband, and a good friend. Mr. and Mrs. Hicks and family, we are truly sorry for your loss.

Kelly Malan Littleton
Daughter of E Frank Malan, Lt. LAPD (retired)

December 6, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice so many years ago.

Former Deputy Sheriff

August 23, 2014

This is my grandfather that I never had the honor of meeting if any of his family is still out there I would love to meet or learn more about him. I am the daughter of Raymond Hicks Jr. I see where I get my eyes from love YOU grandad. My email is [email protected]

Rasheedah Newton

April 5, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother, we have the Watch

Policeman, Brother in Blue
Phoenix PD

January 25, 2014

God bless you and your family.

Officer J.Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

October 8, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Hicks. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Officer Hicks, thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

February 11, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 17, 2010

I just discovered this page and read all the wonderful things said about my son I want to thank everyone for your messages. I am hoping to reconnect with anyone that knew my son.

Once again thanks to one and all,

Estella Hicks
Raymond Earl Hicks, Sr. Mother

April 16, 2010

Policeman Hicks - You are the last LAPD Cop to die in the line-of-duty before I was sworn in, in Dec. 1976. To date, 49 others have followed you since that tragic incident. Since then, we still suit up and take to the streets as you would expect us to. We know no other way.

Thanks for your service to the people of Los Angeles. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Note to Raymond Hicks, Jr.: I know that LAPD has opened archived files for adult chidren who have lost LAPD parents. Do not give up in your efforts to learn about your father. You might also seek advice from the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) organization.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 15, 2010

I can remember officer Hicks when I was a debutante with his daughter. I could vividly remember our pictures in the paper and about a week later he was in the paper. I was shocked and saddened. Seven years later in 1983 I became a police officer. He will always be remembered!

Williams P2 resigned

February 10, 2008

His name is actually Raymond Earl Hicks. I am his eldest son,41 years old as of 11/14/2007. I've never actually been informed of the circumstances surrounding the death of my father, and I've been trying for years to get information about this and any possible merchandise left to me or my siblings (2 that I know of). If anyone knows anything about ANYTHING, please e-mail me the information.

Raymond Earl Hicks,Jr.

November 14, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 17, 2007

I worked with Ray while I was on loan to the Venice Division Narcotics Team with less than 2 years on the job. I learned from Ray. We worked the Venice beach area and for my 1 month loan I learned a lot. Ray was understanding and I like to think we became friends. Most of all, I learned how much Ray loved his family. Two weeks after I went back to working my patrol assignment, Ray was gunned down while making entry on a search warrant of a drug residence in Inglewood. His death brought about the issuance of the LAPD raid jackets and the use of body armor. After 25 years with the department and 7 years into retirement, I still remember you buddy. Rest in Peace brother. - Dick Kellogg

Retired Det. Richard P Kellogg
Los Angeles Police Department

August 27, 2007

We are the LAPD ! We do not leave any Men or Women behind, and we do not forget any LAPD Brother or Sister, who may have fallen in the line – of – duty.

Each time that I open my locker at work and see my LAPD Raid Jacket, I think of the events that led up to that unfortunate incidet.

Mayb You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

August 18, 2007

You are not Forgotten Brother.

Former MD Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

August 17, 2007

Still remembered...

August 17, 2006

God bless you and know that you are not forgotten by your LAPD family. Rest easy and continue watching over us.


December 24, 2005

You will never be forgotten, You are a true Hero.


August 16, 2004

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