As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
LEADWOOD, Mo. — A police chief died on Sunday when he succumbed to severe head injuries from a crash last week.
Leadwood Police Chief Jerry Hicks, 69, was hurt when his patrol car struck a tree as he headed to the state prison, according to the Kansas City Star. Sources said the vehicle slid on a patch of ice on a bridge.
The 18-year police veteran was reportedly on his way to pick up inmates who were part of a work crew.
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