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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Joe I think about you quite often. I have questioned the fact that it I was the reason you left Lee Way and worked so hard to become an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper. You were a great friend and I loved Vickie and the kids. I remember the times you would ride with me on a cross-town shift and say how much you wanted to do this job. I will always remember you landing in my front yard and having lunch with us. We had a lot of fun together and with the kids. My favorite memory was the days that Pete learned how to say "Big Twuck" which his daddy drove. I still have the photo of us standing in front of my house that was taken the day before.

Trooper Mike Knight #645

September 26, 2014

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