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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

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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

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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.

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Thinking of you brother.
Rangers Range,
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January 11, 2016

 

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