Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Bodkin

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Bodkin

Kenton County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, November 13, 1902

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Nicholas Bodkin

Deputy Nick Bodkin was shot and killed as he and another deputy attempted to breakup a disturbance at a local saloon across the street from the Covington police station.

A Covington policeman had become intoxicated and started a quarrel with two patrons of the saloon. As Deputy Bodkin and the other deputy attempted to separate the group, the policeman pulled out his gun and opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Bodkin and wounding the second deputy.

The policeman was arrested and charged with murder.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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My Great Grandfather Nicholas Bodkin. All Newspaper accounts and family rememberences was testimony to your steadfast dedication as an officer and as a father. You are remembered

Great Grandson S. Bodkin
Great Grandson

March 11, 2013

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