Sergeant Nicholas W. Fera

Sergeant Nicholas W. Fera

Norwalk Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Friday, July 9, 1971

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Nicholas W. Fera

Sergeant Fera was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two armed robbery suspects. The two suspects had just robbed a local bank. Sergeant Fera spotted the suspect's vehicle and stopped them. When Sergeant Fera attempted to place the suspects under arrest, a gun-battle began. Sergeant Fera was fatally wounded. One of the suspects was killed by Sergeant Fera's return gunfire.

Sergeant Fera had been with the agency for 19 years.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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My heartfelt condolences to the Fera family. I didn't know Sgt. Fera, but 50 years ago, I was inside the bank that day, and witnessed the robbery. I live out of state, but I happen to be visiting the area and just saw a TV spot about a tribute memorial for Sgt Fera. I never forgot that day, and I remember distinctly, while giving my statement at the police station, how grief overpowered the room. It was clear that his comrades loved their brother in blue.

Kate Carroll

July 9, 2021

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