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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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 29, 2018

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