Town Sergeant George Washington Nuckolls

Town Sergeant George Washington Nuckolls

Coeburn Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, March 8, 1919

George Washington Nuckolls

Town Sergeant George Nuckolls was shot and killed by the brother of a woman he had just placed in jail. He had arrested the woman following a domestic disturbance in which she had shot at her husband.

After Town Sergeant Nuckolls placed her in the police department's jail cell, her brother immediately opened fire, killing him.

The suspect, who was a police officer in Bristol, Tennessee, fled the scene. He was arrested several days later in Hazard, Kentucky.

Town Sergeant Nuckolls was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd 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 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


March 8, 2011

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