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Thomas Hicks

OPP ~ Sudbury Detachment

November 7th, 1980

Age: 35 / 15 years service


Thomas Hicks was Married with 3 Children.



PC Hicks was proceeding through the intersection at Highway 17 and Power St., Copper Cliff. He was responding to a suicide call when an impaired driver turned into him. He was killed instantly when his cruiser slammed into a steel pole.

The Ontario government and the Ontario Provincial Police have dedicated the eastbound and westbound bridges over Vermillion River on Highway 17 in honour of Constable Thomas Hicks.