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Patrolman James W. Nink | Crest Hill Police Department, Illinois Crest Hill Police Department, Illinois


James W. Nink

Crest Hill Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, September 16, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Killed in accident

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Patrolman James Nink was killed in an automobile accident during a pursuit of a burglary suspect.

Approximately 15 miles west of where the pursuit began, another officer following Patrolman Nink reported the speeder's car overturned on a sharp curve. Officer Nink's squad car crashed into it. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Patrolman Nink had served with the Crest Hill Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, daughter and three sons.

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I was a very young when this occurred in my home town. My family was devastated by the news of losing one of our officers. I pray his family has found peace and want to Thank them for Officer Nink's service. Gone but never forgotten.

Terri Lynn Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office
June 3, 2017


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