On June 24, 1982, King County Department of Public Safety Detective Sgt. Samuel A. Hicks is killed by a man with a rifle. Sgt. Hicks and his partner were investigating a homicide and followed a suspect to a secluded address in King County. The man fires on the officers in their car and Hicks dies of his wounds.
Rae Anna Victor, Century of Honor: Excellence and Valor in Washington State Law Enforcement (Bloomington, IN: 1st Books, 2000), 144.
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