Deputy Sheriff Joe Nichols

Deputy Sheriff Joe Nichols

Orange County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 1904

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.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Deputy Sheriff Nichols,
On today, the 111th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Orange County.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

September 12, 2015

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