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Patrolman Robert Nichol | New York Police Department, New York New York Police Department, New York


Robert Nichol

New York Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, May 1, 1892

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Accidental

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Patrolman Robert Nichol was killed when a ladder fell and struck him in the head while he was assisting at a fire scene.

Patrolman Nichol was off-duty and visiting friends when he noticed a Church on fire on West 13th Street. Patrolman Nichol rushed to the scene and was helping another Patrolman with crowd control when one of the 400 pound ladders the New York City Fire Department was using came loose from the side of the building and fell. Patrolman Nichol was able to move several people out of the way before the ladder fell and struck him on the head. Patrolman Nichol skull was fractured and he died soon after from the injury.

Patrolman Nichol served with the New York Police Department for 2 years and was assigned to the 24th Precinct. He was survived by his brother and two sisters.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-fourth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

You bravely carried out your duty to protect and serve even though you were not on shift. A true American hero.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
May 1, 2009


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