Police Officer Nicholas Aniceto Rodman

Police Officer Nicholas Aniceto Rodman

Louisville Metro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Nicholas Aniceto Rodman

Police Officer Nick Rodman succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash at the intersection of 26th and Duncan Streets during a vehicle pursuit.

Officers were pursuing a suspect who had been involved in a domestic violence incident in which shots were fired. As Officer Rodman approached an intersection, the suspect drove through the intersection at 78 mph striking Rodman’s patrol head-on.

After the collision, officers were able to free Officer Rodman from his burning patrol car and transported him to a local hospital. He succumbed to his injuries the following afternoon.

The subject being pursued was apprehended and charged with murder, assault, wanton endangerment, as well as additional charges.

Officer Rodman had served with the Louisville Metro Police Department for three years. His father and brother also work for the department. Officer Rodman is survived by his wife, son, and newborn daughter.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 3 years, 3 months
  • Badge 7162

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender In custody

domestic, shots fired call, vehicle pursuit

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Thinking about the sad day that a true hero in Louisville Ky received his wings and gods badge . We have not forgot you Officer Rodman, and I want to send the most sincere condolences to officer Nicholas Rodmans family and friends . The pain they felt that day will never go away , so if you know them please reach out. Thank you Officer Rodman for your dedicated and brave service in my wonderful city. You were a blessing to Louisville , Your huge sacrifice will never be forgotten. I think you for everything you did here in Louisville and all the hearts you touched along the way. Sending love, respect , and thanks to you and your loved ones.

Heather Rogers
Louisville Kentucky Citizen

May 4, 2022

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