Patrolman Joseph Nichols

Patrolman Joseph Nichols

Newark Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, October 31, 1925

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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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