Patrolman Hugh Nichols

Patrolman Hugh Nichols

Nampa Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, October 5, 1931

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Hugh Nichols

Patrolman Hugh Nichols was shot and killed by a burglar at a local Ford dealership at approximately 0300 hours.

It is believed that he discovered a back door the building open and then proceeded to the front of the building. With his gun drawn, and his flashlight on, he began looking through the front windows when he was shot once in the head by a .32 caliber handgun. The suspect(s) fled and were never apprehended.

Patrolman Nichols' body was found by a milk man at 0600 hours the following the morning.

Patrolman Nichols was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Never apprehended

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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 82nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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

September 16, 2013

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