Natural Resources Officer Luke Douglas Nihart

Natural Resources Officer Luke Douglas Nihart

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism - Law Enforcement Division, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Luke Douglas Nihart

Natural Resources Officer Luke Nihart was killed in an ATV accident while working at the Country Stampede music festival at Tuttle Creek State Park.

He was entering the parking area of a Department of Wildlife and Parks office when his ATV flipped over at approximately 3:20 am. He was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center where he succumbed to his injuries two hours later.

Officer Nihart had served with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks for 11 years. His is survived by his wife and two young children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 1247

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental

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Hi Luke,

Yesterday marked 10 years without your smile, wit or a quick joke to lighten the mood. I will always recall those days we spent in the Academy together.

You and your family will always be remembered.

Rest easy Brother, we have the watch now.

FMR Safety Officer Brad Hall
Augusta Department of Safety and KLETC 162nd Classmate

June 27, 2020

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