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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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

August 30, 2018

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