Town Sergeant George Washington Nuckolls

Town Sergeant George Washington Nuckolls

Coeburn Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, March 8, 1919

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George Washington Nuckolls

Town Sergeant George Nuckolls was shot and killed by the brother of a woman he had just placed in jail. He had arrested the woman following a domestic violence incident in which she had shot at her husband.

After Town Sergeant Nuckolls placed her in the police department's jail cell, her brother immediately opened fire, killing him.

The suspect, who was a police officer in Bristol, Tennessee, fled the scene. He was arrested several days later in Hazard, Kentucky.

Town Sergeant Nuckolls was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

domestic, police facility

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Rest in peace Town Sergeant Nuckolls.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 27, 2019

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