Officer William Lawrence Nichols

Officer William Lawrence Nichols

Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, February 4, 1936

William Lawrence Nichols

Officer Nichols succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier while directing traffic at an accident scene. While on the scene he was crushed between an ambulance and an automobile.
Officer Nichols had been with the agency for 11 years and was survived by his wife, daughter, son, sister, two brothers, and three grandchildren.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 1, 1936

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Rest in peace Officer Nichols. I have driven by a street sign that honors your service and heroism to Miami Beach.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 4, 2018

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