Howard Kenton Hicks

Officer Howard Hicks succumbed to gunshot wounds received four years earlier when he stopped a man for DUI.

He was off duty when he observed the suspected DUI driver. When the man stopped in a parking lot, Officer Hicks approached him, showed his badge, and told the man he was under arrest. The man pulled out a gun and shot Officer Hicks in the neck, causing paralysis. Officer Hicks was able to identify the shooter and he was sentenced to 25 years for assault to murder a police officer.

Officer Hicks remained a quadriplegic until his death four years later. He had served with the Dallas Police Department for one year and was survived by his wife.