Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Park Ranger Christopher Nickel | United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

Park Ranger

Christopher Nickel

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

End of Watch: Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Duty related illness

Location: Utah

Incident Date: 1/29/2011

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 83 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

My name is Deputy Amy M. Lewin Coots and I will be riding in honor of Park Ranger Chris Nickel in this year's Law Enforcement United 250-mile bike ride from Virgina Beach to Washington D.C., May 9-12. It is my honor to be able to help memorialize his service in this manner. I will be thinking of him and his family every mile of the way. God Bless!

Private First Class A.M. Coots
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office
March 7, 2012

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2014 Deaths