Deputy Sheriff D. Joseph Nichols

Deputy Sheriff D. Joseph Nichols

Orange County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 9, 1904

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D. Joseph Nichols

Deputy Sheriff Joe Nichols was shot and killed near Hillsborough by a man he attempted to serve a warrant on for whipping his daughter-in-law.

The suspect, who had been arrested by Deputy Nichols before, declared that he would kill the deputy if he ever tried to arrest him again.

The man was captured by a posse a short time later. The 60-year-old suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison on August 13th, 1905.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years

domestic, warrant service

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

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