Patrolman Nicholas J. Ethen

Patrolman Nicholas J. Ethen

Devils Lake Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Saturday, August 15, 1953

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Nicholas J. Ethen

Patrolman Nick Ethen suffered a fatal heart attack while investigating a burglary at the Peavey grain elevator on College Street.

He and the county sheriff were inspecting the facility when he suddenly collapsed.

Patrolman Ethen was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the Devils Lake Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, and four siblings.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 15, 2020

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