Do not tackle or shove anyone
Chasing down Thomas Hickey for Full Synch is one of the more annoying things to do here.
Immediately break away from the fight since the Patriot Soldiers are nothing more than a distraction. If you are very quick, with some luck, you can tackle him after the second corner. take off after him, making the first left followed by a right then tackle him to finish it. Otherwise, it is a long chase to get at him.