Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 9/19/1987
Offender: Not available
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.