Police Officer Nicholas Aniceto Rodman

Police Officer Nicholas Aniceto Rodman

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nicholas Aniceto Rodman

Police Officer Nick Rodman succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash at the intersection of 26th and Duncan Streets during a vehicle pursuit.

Officers were pursuing a suspect who had been involved in a domestic violence incident in which shots were fired. As Officer Rodman approached an intersection, the suspect drove through the intersection at 78 mph striking Rodman’s patrol head-on.

After the collision, officers were able to free Officer Rodman from his burning patrol car and transported him to a local hospital. He succumbed to his injuries the following afternoon.

The subject being pursued was apprehended and charged with murder, assault, wanton endangerment, as well as additional charges.

Officer Rodman had served with the Louisville Metro Police Department for three years. His father and brother also work for the department. Officer Rodman is survived by his wife, son, and newborn daughter.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years, 3 months
  • Badge 7162

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

domestic, shots fired call, vehicle pursuit

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Nicholas was killed.

To the Rodman family, fellow officers, and all who call Nicholas beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support, especially since you are a law enforcement family yourselves. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Rodman gave to his community and the citizens of Kentucky , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 29, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 16, 2018

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