Mo. police chief succumbs to head injuries

Leadwood Police Chief Jerry Hicks, 69, was injured driving to a prison

Duty Death: Jerry Hicks - [Leadwood, Missouri]

By PoliceOne Staff

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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