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Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Bodkin | Kenton County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Kenton County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Nicholas Bodkin

Kenton County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, November 13, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Deputy Nick Bodkin was shot and killed as he and another deputy attempted to breakup a disturbance at a local saloon across the street from the Covington police station.

A Covington policeman had become intoxicated and started a quarrel with two patrons of the saloon. As Deputy Bodkin and the other deputy attempted to separate the group, the policeman pulled out his gun and opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Bodkin and wounding the second deputy.

The policeman was arrested and charged with murder.

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My Great Grandfather Nicholas Bodkin. All Newspaper accounts and family rememberences was testimony to your steadfast dedication as an officer and as a father. You are remembered

Great Grandson S. Bodkin
Great Grandson
March 11, 2013

 

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