SAFE COP SUPPORT SERVICES FOR DISABLED AND SLAIN OFFICERS: FBI SPECIAL AGENT SAM HICKS

In 2008, the Safe Cop program, at the request of FBI Headquarters, authorized member death benefits for slain FBI S/A Samuel Hicks who was killed on November 19, 2008. The agent was killed while serving a narcotics search warrant at a home in Indiana Township, Pennsylvania. As S/A Hicks and other agents took the male subject into custody, the man’s wife fired a shot fatally wounding S/A Hicks. In January 2011, the shooter pled guilty to manslaughter and weapons charges and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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