Deputy Sheriff Joe Nichols

Deputy Sheriff Joe Nichols

Orange County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 1904

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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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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

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