Patrolman Joseph Nichols

Patrolman Joseph Nichols

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, October 31, 1925

Joseph Nichols

Patrolman Nichols was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route to provide an escort at a parade for a gubernatorial candidate.

He was on Broad Street when his motorcycle struck an object in the road. He was thrown from the bike. Patrolman Nichols suffered a fractured skull and was taken to St. Michael's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Patrolman Nichols had served with the Newark Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, mother, and sister.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 1303

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 8, 2014

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