Customs Inspector Ziba H. Nickerson

Customs Inspector Ziba H. Nickerson

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 1908

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Ziba H. Nickerson

Customs Inspector Ziba Nickerson and Customs Inspector Charles Atwood were killed in an explosion on Pier 47 at the Mystic Wharf.

The inspectors had taken a box of blasting caps from a steamer Bethania and placed them in a storage shed. Inspector Nickerson was attempting to open the box with an axe when the contents detonated, causing a massive explosion.

Inspector Nickerson, Inspector Atwood and a wharf watchman were killed and several longshoremen and other civilians were injured.

Inspector Nickerson was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion
  • Location Massachusetts

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase you sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 16, 2020

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