Patrolman Nicholas Nester

Patrolman Nicholas Nester

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, October 7, 1908

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Nicholas Nester

Patrolman Nicholas Nester was killed in a fire while attempting to rescue several victims at 813 Ocean Avenue.

He had carried several women and children to safety and then re-entered the building to ensure everyone had made it out. He was overcome by smoke after re-entering the building. His body was located underneath a sofa on the top floor.

Patrolman Nicholas was the youngest serving officer with the Jersey City Police Department at the time of his death. He had served with the agency for only 10 months and was survived by his parents.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 7, 2020

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