Patrolwoman Regina Woodward Nickles

Patrolwoman Regina Woodward Nickles

Harrodsburg Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1998

Regina Woodward Nickles

Patrolwoman Regina Nickles was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person in the parking lot of an automotive store.

She and her partner were approaching the suspect when he turned and fired at them. Patrolwoman Nickles was struck twice in the neck, killing her instantly. Other officers on the scene were able to return fire, severely wounding the suspect.

Patrolwoman Nickles was the department's only female police officer and was running for Sheriff of Mercer County. She is survived by her two children.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

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Proudly mailed my NO PAROLE letter today. To the family, friends and colleagues of Patrolwoman Nickles: I am sorry that you have to re-live your pain with each parole hearing. Patrolwoman Nickles, Thank You for your service and sacrifice! You are not forgotten.

Allie
Proud to Support All L.E.O.’s
Married to a Corrections Deputy

June 18, 2018

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