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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Sergeant Fera, it has been 52 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you, your family, and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 9, 2023

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