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Trooper Duane F. Nichols | Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

Trooper

Duane F. Nichols

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch: Thursday, July 24, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 133

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with vehicular homicide

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Trooper Nichols was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver near Waterloo, Nebraska. The 60 year old driver was charged with motor vehicular homicide.

Trooper Nichols had been with the agency for eight years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 17, 2013

 

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