Lieutenant Robert Hix is the Lieutenant assigned to the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division. He has served with the Office since 1998 having been appointed by Sheriff Henry Kennon. Lieutenant Hix spent most of his 22 years serving in the Patrol Division prior to being transferred to his current assignment in 2016.
Lieutenant Hix grew up in the City of Richmond but most of his family is from Louisa County which is what lead him back here.
Lieutenant Hix started his career in Law Enforcement in 1991 when he joined the Virginia State Capitol Police in Richmond Va. In 1994, he left the Capitol Police to serve his country in the United States Army where he was stationed at Ft. Leavenworth Kansas as a Military Police Officer. After leaving the Army in 1998, He was appointed to the Louisa Sheriff’s Office by then Sheriff Henry Kennon. He was reappointed by Sheriff Ashland Fortune after his election in 2000. In 2002, Sheriff Fortune promoted him to the rank of Corporal in the Patrol Division. He was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011 at which time he was assigned his own Patrol Shift managing the day to day operations of the shift. In 2016, Lieutenant Hix was transferred to the Office’s Civil Division and in 2017 promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he currently is assigned.
During his career, Lieutenant Hix was recognized 6 times by the James River Alcohol Safety Action Program for most DUI arrests in a year. In August 2019, he was recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police for VALOR for actions taken while on duty.
Lieutenant Hix has served as a General Instructor, Taser Instructor, Field Training Officer training new recruits, and Virginia Gang Investigator Specialist.