Senior Corrections Officer Nikeelan D. Semmon

Senior Corrections Officer Nikeelan D. Semmon

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, July 1, 2016

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Nikeelan D. Semmon

Senior Corrections Officer Nick Semmon suffered a fatal heart attack at the Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility in Chesterfield, New Jersey.

He had been assigned to the inmate yard escort detail during a period of extremely high temperatures. He had just escorted a group of high risk inmates back into the facility when he collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Semmon was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Army National Guard. He had served with the New Jersey Department of Corrections for 8-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and 4-year-old son.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 8 years, 6 months
  • Badge 605
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Semmon, I will never forget the day...ever. Miss that bright smile and cool stroll. Now I work in your building and every day I walk in and every day I leave I see your name and just smile. Never will I forget, never will we forget. Miss you.... your brothers and sisters in blue carry you in our hearts and memories...ALWAYS!

SCPO Mina Dixon

September 5, 2021

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