Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol, Jr.

Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 30, 1987

Robert Nicol, Jr.

Deputy Robert Nicol was killed during the pursuit of a suspect.

During a traffic stop Deputy Nicol found the driver in possession of marijuana. When the suspect realized he was going to be arrested he fled on foot, pursued by Deputy Nicol. Deputy Nicol was struck by a Cadillac that had swerved to miss the suspect, and died of his injuries less than two weeks later.

Deputy Nicol had served with the agency for 11 years and had previously served with the Ontario County Sherriff Office in Canadaigua, New York, as well as in the Vietnam War. He was survived by his daughter, two sons, and mother.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 19, 1987
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

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