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Lieutenant Robert T. Hicks

Middlesex County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, May 20, 1984

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Reflections for Lieutenant Robert T. Hicks

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 20, 2015

We won't let you be well, hero, rest well.

Pattie and Frankie

April 19, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to yuo through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 20, 2012

"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

April 3, 2008

Through the policelink website, I have become acquainted with your son. It's clearly evident he was very proud of you. Be his blue angel and watch over him and all your family day and night. Thank you for your service. Never forgotten.


October 15, 2007

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Hicks. You will always be remembered for your courage and sacrifice. Watch over your family, especially Robert, as he follows in your footsteps, protecting and serving, and watch over all our peace officers as they patrol our streets, protecting us from harm. I Thank You for your service.

Lieutenant Hicks, Never Forgotten.


October 7, 2007

The things we do - they have an impact on others. Forever. Your courage and service has influenced many lives in ways that you will never know. Rest in peace knowing that you made that happen.

Former Virginia LEO

May 8, 2007

Lt., It has been many years since law enforcement, your community and family lost a great man. Your family and friends miss you so much. I just learned that your son is now a Deputy Sheriff. Please protect him and continue to pass on your valor. Thank you for your courageous duty, sir.

Investigator Jeffrey Kerr
York County, VA Sheriff's Office

December 9, 2005

Because of you I know that I will become something great someday. Be at my side on every shift, and rest at my side at the end of the day.

I love you Dad.

Deputy Robert T. Hicks II
Newport News Sheriff's Office

July 13, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Robert.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

May 20, 2004

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