Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Kansas City
County: Wyandotte
Death Date: 12/8/1929
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Officer Hicks and his partner were on a motorcycle patrol when a citizen informed them of a burglary in progress. Arriving at the crime scene, Hicks covered the back entrance and his partner watched the front. They ordered the burglars to surrender, but gunshots were exchanged and Hicks was hit. He later died at the hospital.