Guard Leo George Nicholas

Guard Leo George Nicholas

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, June 22, 1932

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Leo George Nicholas

Guard Leo Nicholas was shot and killed in the Cook County Jail by a prisoner with a smuggled handgun.

Guard Nicholas was escorting the prisoner to sickbay when he suddenly produced a handgun and shot him. When cornered by other guards the prisoner shot and killed himself.

Jail officials suspected a woman, claiming to be the suspect's wife, had slipped him the gun during a visit to his cell earlier that morning. The suspect was awaiting trial for the murder of Detective Sergeant John Nerad, of the Cicero Police Department, on July 28th, 1929.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

To your great granddaughter Laura, know that your great grandfather will always be remembered and honored by his LE brethren.

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

June 22, 2020

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