Trooper Joseph Earl Nicolle

Trooper Joseph Earl Nicolle

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 1990

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Joseph Earl Nicolle

Trooper Joseph Nicolle was killed on his 39th birthday when his helicopter clipped a power line and crashed. He was en route to assist sheriff's deputies eradicate a marijuana crop.

Trooper Nicolle had served with the agency for eight years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, parents, two brothers and a sister.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 750
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Grandpa, not a day goes by that I wish I could've met you. My Mom, Aunt, and Uncles speak of you so highly. I know that you are watching over us from heaven. I hope that your kids and grand kids are making you proud with all the things that we have accomplished over the years. I know that you are an amazing man and father. I bet you would've been an even better grandfather to us. We continue to honor you by having a whole wall dedicated to you in our house. You have made so many of us in our family wanting to be involved with law enforcement in some way! Thank you for showing me what its like to put your life on the line to do what is right. Cant wait for the day that I will finally be able to meet the wonderful man that I have the privilege to call my Grandpa.

With all of the love,
Molly Nicolle Rogers

April 20, 2021

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