On November 19, 2008, FBI Special Agent Sam Hicks was serving a warrant in Indiana Township, PA, when he was fatally shot by the suspect's wife. Four days after the first anniversary of his death, on November 23, 2009, the FBI will rename the Balitmore Field Office in honor of Agent Hicks. Director Robert Mueller, along with other members of the FBI and Baltimore PD, are expected to attend the ceremony.
Agent Hicks joined the Baltimore City Police Department in 2002 and was hired by the FBI in March 2007. He was transferred to the FBI's Pittsburgh Field Office in August 2007. He is survived by his wife, Brooke, and son, Noah, age 3. This past May, during National Police Week 2009, his name was officially dedicated on Panel 63-E, Line 26 of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
For more information about Special Agent Hicks and the ceremony, please visit: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_652354.html.