Deputy Sheriff Joe Nichols

Deputy Sheriff Joe Nichols

Orange County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 1904

Add to My Heroes

Joe 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 suspect 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 August 13, 1905.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

Most Recent Reflection

View all 5 Reflections

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

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.