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Senior Corrections Officer Nikeelan D. Semmon | New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

Senior Corrections Officer

Nikeelan D. Semmon

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, July 1, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 8 years, 6 months

Badge # 605

Military veteran

Cause: Heart attack

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Senior Corrections Officer Nick Semmon suffered a fatal heart attack at the Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility in Chesterfield, New Jersey.

He had been assigned to the inmate yard escort detail during a period of extremely high temperatures. He had just escorted a group of high risk inmates back into the facility when he collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Semmon was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Army National Guard. He had served with the New Jersey Department of Corrections for 8-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and 4-year-old son.

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Where do we go from here? We pick up and carry on, we tow the line, we help support each other and hold each other up; the same way we hold you up. From the last ones who let you down, the watch is ours!

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March 11, 2017

 

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