Corrections Employee Nellie Wicks

Corrections Employee Nellie Wicks

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Thursday, September 27, 1906

Nellie Wicks

Corrections Employee Nellie Wicks was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

Employee Wicks is the first known female law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in the United States. She had served at the Matteawan State Hospital for one year.

Bio

  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Not available

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I said a little prayer today for Head Attendant Wicks and her family. She may be gone but never forgotten. She will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

September 26, 2013

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