Deputy Sheriff Sheldon S. "Shelley" Nicks

Deputy Sheriff Sheldon S. "Shelley" Nicks

Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 8, 1909

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Sheldon S. "Shelley" Nicks

Deputy Shelley Nicks was shot and killed as he accompanied his father, the town marshal of Fivay, to serve a warrant. As the marshal attempted to take the suspect into custody, the man produced a handgun.

Seeing the gun, Deputy Nicks immediately jumped in front of his father as the suspect fired a single shot. The shot passed through Deputy Nicks' body, killing him instantly, and struck his father in the shoulder.

Deputy Nicks was survived by his wife and father and is buried in Brooksville Cemetery in Brooksville, Florida.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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