Trooper Duane F. Nichols

Trooper Duane F. Nichols

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, July 24, 1958

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Duane F. Nichols

Trooper Nichols was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver near Waterloo, Nebraska. The 60 year old driver was charged with motor vehicular homicide.

Trooper Nichols had been with the agency for eight years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 133

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with vehicular homicide

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 17, 2013

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