Laura Hicks

Laura Hicks

Captain Laura Hicks, age 48, of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office passed away Wednesday, November 28th 2012. She is survived by her partner Judy Tormey of Stone Mountain, GA, mother and step-father, Carolyn and Richard Garcia of Cumming, GA, father and step-mother, Lynn and Paulette Hicks of Monroe, GA, brother, David (Tracey) Hicks and niece Reagan Hicks, all of Ball Ground, GA. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive. Born in Canton, GA, Captain Hicks was a 1982 graduate of Forsyth County H.S. and began her law enforcement career in 1987 as a deputy with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, being promoted to Sergeant three years later, and served in numerous capacities including the Detention Center, Field Operations, Fugitive Unit, GBI Metro Fugitive Squad, Investigations and Court Services. Captain Hicks obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Art from The University of Georgia in 1997 received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (Justice Administration) from Columbus State University in 2008. She was a 2005 graduate of both the 220th Session of the FBI National Academy and the 28th class of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College. Funeral Services Celebrating the Life of Captain Laura Hicks will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 30th 2012 at Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, GA with Chaplain Elwood (Woody) Spackman, MDiv. officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens, located in Cumming, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by visiting standup2cancer.org. The family will receive friends Thursday November 29th from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Services, Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA, 30046 (770-963-2411) has been entrusted with the arrangements.