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Posted on: May 16, 2016

[ARCHIVED] It's National Police Week: May 15 - 21, 2016

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It's National Police Week: May 15 - 21, 2016

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

The Goodlettsville Police Department will hold a memorial ceremony for Detective Lynn Hicks on Wednesday, May 25th at 10:00am to honor his ultimate sacrifice. The ceremony will be on the front lawn of Goodlettsville City Hall or indoors depending on weather. This memorial is held every year in his honor.

On May 22, 1999, Detective Lynn Hicks voluntarily responded to a domestic in progress. As he exited his car and approached the apartment building, he was shot and killed by a second subject hiding in a parked car near the entrance of the building. In the long history of the Goodlettsville Police Department, this was our first officer killed in the line of duty.

There is a memorial built for Detective Lynn Hicks on the lawn at Goodlettsville City Hall. His name is also inscribed on the National Police Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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