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Chicago Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Mar. 29, 1973
Race/Sex: Black Male / 41 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Chicago Police Dept. - IL
3510 South Michigan Avenue   
Chicago, IL   60653   USA
(312)744-4000
County: Cook
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 11561
On The Job: 14 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Thu. Mar. 29, 1973
Summary: Patrolman Wendell Hicks was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men burglarizing parked cars. Officer Hicks off-duty at a bowling alley when a citizen came in and reported that the two men were breaking into cars.

Officer Hicks immediately responded to the parking lot and began chasing the offenders in his personal car. The vehicle crashed a short distance away. As Officer Hicks exited his vehicle, one of the men opened fire. Officer Hicks was fatally wounded. Both assailants were apprehended and convicted of murder.

Officer Hicks served with the Chicago Police Department for 14 years. He had been shot and wounded in the line of duty once before, in 1968. He is survived by wife and two daughters

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