Park Ranger Christopher Nickel

Park Ranger Christopher Nickel

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Christopher Nickel

Park Ranger Chris Nickel passed away while patrolling the Square Tower Ruin Trail at Hovenweep National Monument in San Juan County, Utah.

A hiker discovered Ranger Nickel collapsed on the trail and immediately rushed to the visitor center to request assistance. Paramedics from Colorado, Utah and a medical helicopter from New Mexico responded but Ranger Nickel was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ranger Nickel had served with the National Park Service for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and parents.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Location Utah

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National Park Service

February 22, 2019

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