Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # 121
Cause: Automobile accident
Trooper Brian Nichols was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 56 near Chatom, Alabama, at 10:45 pm.
He was driving towards his home as his shift was to end in 15 minutes, when his patrol car struck a horse that was standing in the roadway. The impact crushed the roof and A-frame of the patrol car.
Trooper Nichols was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, United States Army, and had served with the Alabama Department of Public Safety for nine years. He is survived by his wife and two children.