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 Sheriff Robert Nicol was killed during a foot pursuit of a narcotics suspect across Route 1, just south of Route 405.

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. He was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries less than two weeks later.

It was later determined that the man he was chasing was on probation for a manslaughter conviction in Ohio.

Deputy Nicol was a Vietnam War veteran. He had served with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office for 11 years and had previously served with the Ontario County Sherriff Office in Canadaigua, New York. He was survived by his daughter, two sons, and mother.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 19, 1987
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

narcotics, foot pursuit, traffic stop

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Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol Jr., thank you for your devoted service to our GREAT NATION, you have served the United States of America, and you have served both New York State and the State of Florida. You sir are a true Law Enforcement Hero, and I thank you for all of your services. May your soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless your daughter and two sons. Additionally, Deputy Sheriff Robert Nicol Jr. will never ever be forgotten. RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 17, 2018

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