Deputy Sheriff Walter Nathan "Nicky" Coleman

Deputy Sheriff Walter Nathan "Nicky" Coleman

Camden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, May 19, 1985

Walter Nathan "Nicky" Coleman

Deputy Sheriff Nicky Coleman was struck and killed by a vehicle while making a traffic stop on I-95 approximately 1-1/2 miles south of Kingsland.

He was standing in between his patrol car and the other vehicle when a moving van ran off the road, struck his patrol car, and then ran over the top of the car and struck him.

The driver of the van was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and improper lane change.

Deputy Coleman had served with the Camden County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He was survived by his parents and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 072

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

Most Recent Reflection

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Nicky I can't tell you how much I miss you! I don't think anyone knows that the morning GOD took you, that we were working radar on I-95! That you came by my residence before work and my wife made us cheeseburgers. That the uniform you had on was borrowed from me, because yours was still on order that we had breakfast and then went back on I-95 and within 5 minutes you were gone! Me and Arthur Thigpen were first to find you. Since that morning a piece of my heart has been missing! You were my young brother and I will never forget you.

Retired Al Cooper
Camden County Law Enforcement

November 2, 2016

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