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Trooper Nicholas Glenn Dees | Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

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Nicholas Glenn Dees

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, January 31, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # 731

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Trooper Nicholas Dees was struck and killed by a vehicle near mile marker 195 on I-40, east of Shawnee.

He and another trooper were investigating a wreck involving a semi-truck on westbound I-40 at approximately 10:00 pm when a vehicle went around their patrol cars before striking both troopers. Trooper Dees died at the scene. The other trooper suffered serious injuries.

The subject who caused the crash was arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

Trooper Dees had served with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for approximately 18 months.

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My name is Shelley Russell, Nicholas was my only child and I am so lost without him. He was killed while working an accident by a man who had texted 189 times. He left Arkansas and for 2 and a half hours with no regard to any life even his 4 month old baby in the back seat, after 188 texts with no problem, on the 189 one he killed my son. My life has changed for ever. I am lost, broken, angry and some days it hurts to even breath. However, through all of this and with lots of prayers I wanted to turn this tragedy into a positive so I am going to schools and showing a very powerful power point presentation called "My Son Gone in Seconds". I want to keep his legacy alive and strong because he paid the ultimate sacrifice while standing on that Thin Blue Line protecting the citizens of Oklahoma. Because of him we are know the 46th state to have a law against Texting and Driving. I am hoping to save a mom from going through this gut wrenching pain I go through every day and if I can do that then I know Nicholas' death was not in vain. I am an avid runner so I had the Inaugural Trooper Nicholas Dees Memorial Run on January 23, 2016, which was his birthday he would have been 31. We had a 5K, a Nickeldoo Dash for the kids (that is what I called him even as an adult) and a Run the Badge 7.31 miles (his badge was Delta 731), and I had a virtual run for people who could not make it to Durant, Oklahoma. With the run here in Durant and with the virtual runners every state was represented, we had two from Canada, one from United Kingdom and one from Greece. So Nicholas' story has gone national. We raised enough money we gave a $2000.00 scholarship for a student majoring in Criminal Justice. During the year I have also had other fundraiser items like t-shirts, car decals, wristbands. an Angel Visor clip and am currently working on a Challenge Coin. His memorial run will be on the 4th Saturday every January. I would love for everyone to meet and know my son. He was a Christian man and impacted so many lives all you have to do is go to his Facebook page and follow us on this journey to keep his legacy alive. Please go to OHP Trooper Nicholas Dees Delta 731 on Facebook and Like. Please keep me in your prayers to be able to continue this bitter sweet journey. AND PLEASE- ARRIVE ALIVE DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE. RIP MY SON AND MY HERO TROOPER NICHOLAS DEES DELTA 731 I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH

Shelley Russell
Mother of a Great Son
August 20, 2016

 

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