Patrolwoman Regina Woodward Nickles

Patrolwoman Regina Woodward Nickles

Harrodsburg Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1998

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Regina Woodward Nickles

Patrolwoman Regina Nickles was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person in the parking lot of an automotive factory at 1120 Industry Road.

She and her partner were approaching the suspect when he turned and fired at them. Patrolwoman Nickles was struck twice in the neck, killing her instantly. Other officers on the scene were able to return fire, severely wounding the suspect.

Patrolwoman Nickles was the department's only female police officer and was running for sheriff of Mercer County. She is survived by her two children.

In October 2015, U.S. Route 127 between Anderson County and Harrodsburg was renamed Officer Regina Nickles Memorial Highway.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with capital murder

suspicious person

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Rest In Peace Sister I had the honor to work with her at the Harrodsburg P D.

Capt Les Williams
Harrodsburg Police Dept

February 6, 2021

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