Chief of Police Jerry E. Hicks, Sr. Leadwood Police Department, Missouri EoW: Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Chief of Police Jerry E. Hicks, Sr.

Leadwood Police Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Sunday, December 4, 2011

Biographical Info

Age: 69
Tour of Duty: 25 years
Badge Number: 701

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: November 29, 2011
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Attn: Mayor Dennis Parks
Leadwood Police Department
102 E Seventh Street
Leadwood, MO 63653
Phone: (573) 562-7337

Chief of Police Jerry Hicks succumbed to injuries sustained six days earlier when his patrol car collided with a tree at the intersection of Route 8 and Railroad Road, in Washington County, at about 6:30 am.
He was driving to the Potosi Correctional Center to pickup an inmate work crew when the vehicle slid on a patch of ice on a highway bridge, causing it to leave the roadway. The vehicle collided with the tree on the passenger side.
Chief Hicks was flown to a hospital in Creve Couer, where he remained unconscious until succumbing to severe head injuries.
Chief Hicks was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Leadwood Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his two adult children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

LEADWOOD, Mo. • Leadwood Police Chief Jerry E. Hicks died Sunday of injuries he suffered Tuesday when his patrol car slid on ice and struck a tree, the Missouri Highway Patrol says.

The patrol says Hicks, 69, of Bonne Terre, Mo., died at about 5 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur.

Hicks had been driving a Leadwood police car at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when it slid on ice and struck a tree along Missouri Highway 8 near Railroad Road, according to the patrol’s report.

Mayor Dennis Parks said Hicks suffered a head injury. Hicks was not been wearing a seatbelt when a highway patrol trooper arrived, the patrol said. But his son told the Park Hills Daily Journal that Hicks had injuries consistent with wearing a seatbelt and said he may have been able to take the seatbelt off after the crash.

Leadwood is about 55 miles southwest of St. Louis.


5 Responses to “Chief of Police Jerry E. Hicks, Sr. Leadwood Police Department, Missouri EoW: Sunday, December 4, 2011”

  1. 1 diane December 5, 2011 at 17:05

    Jerry Hicks is my uncle and will be missed for a long time to come.

  2. 3 rampking December 5, 2011 at 21:10

    He was a good step dad to me and a all around good Guy he will be missed

  3. 4 jennie December 16, 2011 at 09:46

    Jerry was like a brother-in-law to me everytime i’d go threw i’d look around and see if he was on duty. If he was you can count on he was going to get a great big hug from me.Now when I go threw Leadwood all i’ll ll have is just a memory of a dear and sweat friend that cared about his job and and friends and family and cummunity and my dear sweat sister Rachel Freeman and niece that he took in when they didn’t have a place to go.I love you Jerry Hicks i’ll miss you thanks for being my friend.

  4. 5 kit_kats May 14, 2014 at 16:47

    i love u papa jerry miss u so much 😥 every time i look u up i cry..ALOT

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